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faubourg

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English

Etymology

From French faubourg, alteration of Old French fors bourg ‘settlement outside the ramparts’.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈfəʊbʊəg/ (or as French, below)

Noun

Singular
faubourg

Plural
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  1. An outlying part of a city or town, beyond the walls; a suburb, especially of Paris.
    • 1973: By the time that I was quite clear of the city's unlovely faubourgs and purlieus I needed petrol: the Silver Ghost is a lovely car but its best friend would have to admit that its m.'s per g. are few. — Kyril Bonfiglioli, Don't Point That Thing at Me. (Penguin 2001, p. 81)

French

Etymology

Old French fors bourg ‘settlement outside the ramparts’.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /fobuʀ/

Noun

faubourg m. (plural faubourgs)

  1. suburb

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