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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [foh-boo r, -boo rg; French foh-boor]
    • /ˈfoʊ bʊər, -bʊərg; French foʊˈbur/
    • /ˈfəʊ.bʊəɡ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [foh-boo r, -boo rg; French foh-boor]
    • /ˈfoʊ bʊər, -bʊərg; French foʊˈbur/

Definitions of faubourg word

  • noun plural faubourg a suburb or a quarter just outside a French city. 1
  • noun faubourg (usually in place names) a suburb, especially one in Paris. 1
  • noun faubourg a suburb or quarter, esp of a French city 0
  • noun faubourg in France, 0
  • noun faubourg a suburb 0
  • noun faubourg a city district that was at one time a suburb 0

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Origin of faubourg

First appearance:

before 1425
One of the 25% oldest English words
1425-75; late Middle English faubourgh < Middle French fau(x)bourg, alteration, by association with faux false, of Old French forsborc, equivalent to fors- outside of (< Latin forīs outside; cf. foreign) + borc city ≪ Germanic (see borough)

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Parts of speech for Faubourg


faubourg popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 61% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 50% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

faubourg usage trend in Literature

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