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[foh-boo r, -boo rg; French foh-boor] /ˈfoʊ bʊər, -bʊərg; French foʊˈbur/

noun, plural faubourgs
[foh-boo rz, -boo rgz; French foh-boor] /ˈfoʊ bʊərz, -bʊərgz; French foʊˈbur/ (Show IPA)
a suburb or a quarter just outside a French city.
/ˈfəʊbʊəɡ; French fobur/
a suburb or quarter, esp of a French city

“suburb,” late 15c., from Middle French faux bourg, said by French authorities to be from Old French forsbourc (12c.) “suburbs, outskirts,” literally “that which is outside the town,” from fors “outside” (from Latin foris) + bourc “town,” of Frankish origin (cognate with English borough), altered in Middle French by folk-etymology to faux bourg “false town” (suburbs were seen as inauthentic).


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