burg

[burg]
noun
1.
Informal. a city or town.
2.
History/Historical. a fortified town.

Origin:
1745–55; variant of burgh

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burg (bɜːɡ)
 
n
1.  history a fortified town
2.  informal (US) a town or city
 
[C18 (in the sense: fortress): from Old High German burg fortified town; see borough]

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burg
"town or city," 1843, Amer.Eng. colloquial, from many place names ending in -burg (see borough).
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Example sentences
Now he lives in an industrial burg outside the city and works as a computer engineer at a local high school.
Hatties burg is a great town, a blend of old and new.
Burg, a former patent attorney who now is a stay-at-home dad, joined about a year after finishing college.
Occidental also has its artsy side: high-quality chamber music comes to this tiny burg.
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