faubourg

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French faubourg.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfəʊbʊəɡ/ (or as French, below)

Noun[edit]

faubourg (plural faubourgs)

  1. An outlying part of a city or town, beyond the walls; a suburb, especially of Paris.
    • 1973, Kyril Bonfiglioli, Don't Point That Thing at Me. (Penguin 2001, page 81:
      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.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French fors bourg (settlement outside the ramparts)[1], from Old French fors (outside) + bourg (town).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

faubourg m (plural faubourgs)

  1. suburb

References[edit]

  1. ^ bourg; in: Jacqueline Picoche, Jean-Claude Rolland, Dictionnaire étymologique du français, Paris 2009, Dictionnaires Le Robert, ISBN 978-2-84902-424-9

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