- a suburb
- a city district that was at one time a suburb
Origin of faubourgFrench for earlier faux bourg, literally , false town, folk-etym. form of Old French forsbourc, literally , outside town, hence suburb ; from fors (Fr hors), outside + bourg, town
A district lying outside the original city limits of a French-speaking city or a city with a French heritage. See Note at beignet.
Origin of faubourgMiddle English faubourgh, from Old French faubourg, alteration (influenced by faux, false) of forsborc : fors, outside (from Latin for&imacron;s; see dhwer- in Indo-European roots) + borc, town (from Late Latin burgus, fort, of Germanic origin; see bhergh-2 in Indo-European roots).
- An outlying part of a city or town, beyond the walls; a suburb, especially of Paris.