Webster's New World
A district lying outside the original city limits of a French-speaking city or a city with a French heritage.
Other Word Forms of Faubourg
Origin of Faubourg
Middle English faubourgh from Old French faubourg alteration (influenced by faux false) of forsborc fors outside (from Latin forīs dhwer- in Indo-European roots) borc town (from Late Latin burgus fort) (of Germanic origin bhergh-2 in Indo-European roots)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Borrowing from French faubourg.
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