[foh-boo r, -boo rg; French foh-boor] /ˈfoʊ bʊər, -bʊərg; French foʊˈbur/ Show IPA
[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.
Origin 1425–75;late Middle Englishfaubourgh < Middle Frenchfau(x)bourg, alteration, by association with fauxfalse, of Old Frenchforsborc, equivalent to fors- outside of (< Latinforīs outside; cf. foreign) + borc city ≪ Germanic (see borough)
faubourg (ˈfəʊbʊəɡ, French fobur)
a suburb or quarter, esp of a French city
[C15: from French fauxbourg, perhaps a modification through folk etymology of Old French forsborc, from Latin foris outside + Old French borcburg]