fau·bourg (fōbr′, -brg′)
A district lying outside the original city limits of a French-speaking city or a city with a French heritage. See Note at beignet.
[Middle English faubourgh, from Old French faubourg, alteration (influenced by faux, false) of forsborc : fors, outside (from Latin forīs; see dhwer- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots) + borc, town (from Late Latin burgus, fort, of Germanic origin; see bhergh-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]
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