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 (fō′bo͝or′, -bo͝org′)
A district lying outside the original city limits of a French-speaking city or a city with a French heritage. See Note at beignet.

[Middle English faubourgh, from Old French faubourg, alteration (influenced by faux, false) of forsborc : fors, outside (from Latin forīs; see dhwer- in Indo-European roots) + borc, town (from Late Latin burgus, fort, of Germanic origin; see bhergh- in Indo-European roots).]
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(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 borc burg]
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(ˈfoʊ bʊər, -bʊərg)

a suburb or a quarter just outside a French city.
[1425–75; late Middle English faubourgh < Middle French fau(x)bourg]
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Noun1.faubourg - a New Orleans district lying outside the original city limits; used in combination with the names of various quarters of the city; "in Faubourg Sainte-Marie"
suburb, suburban area, suburbia - a residential district located on the outskirts of a city
New Orleans - a port and largest city in Louisiana; located in southeastern Louisiana near the mouth of the Mississippi river; a major center for offshore drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico; jazz originated here among black musicians in the late 19th century; Mardi Gras is celebrated here each year
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The king mounted his horse; his old servant did the same, and both set out towards Paris, without meeting a single person on their road, in the streets or the faubourgs of the city.
From sumptuous Versailles, with its palaces, its statues, its gardens, and its fountains, we journeyed back to Paris and sought its antipodes-- the Faubourg St.
la Duchesse, and I found that it was expected that a certain lady of that rank, one who had enjoyed the extraordinary luck of retaining her fortune, being of an old and historical family, and who was at the head of fashion in the faubourg, would become the purchaser.
At the end of the fifteenth century, the Faubourg strides across it, passes beyond it, and runs farther.
They carriage proceeded along the Faubourg Saint-Antoine, and, after having called out to the sentinel, "By the king's order," the driver conducted the horses into the circular inclosure of the Bastile, looking out upon the courtyard, called La Cour du Gouvernement.
Of course it is very disagreeable to live with strangers, but as, after all, if I were not staying with Madame de Maisonrouge I should not be living in the Faubourg St.
The musketeers rode the whole length of the Faubourg Saint Antoine and of the road to Vincennes, and soon found themselves out of the town, then in a forest and then within sight of a village.