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burg

 (bûrg)
n.
1. Informal A city or town: "There are no more opportunities for you in this burg" (Damon Runyon).
2. A fortified or walled town in early or medieval Europe.

[Probably from -burg, in place names such as Harrisburg, from Middle English burgh, town, from Old English burg. Sense 2, ultimately from Germanic *burgs, hill fort; see bhergh- in Indo-European roots.]

burg

(bɜːɡ)
n
1. (Historical Terms) 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]

burg

(bɜrg)

n.
1. Informal. a small, quiet city or town.
2. a fortified town.
[1745–55; variant of burgh]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.burg - colloquial American term for a townburg - colloquial American term for a town; "I've lived in this burg all my life"
town - an urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city; "they drive through town on their way to work"

burg

noun
Informal. A large and important town:
Informal: town.
Translations

burg

[bɜːg] N (US) (often hum, pej) (= town) → burgo m
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