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city or town
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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.]
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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]
1. Informal. a small, quiet city or town.
2. a fortified town.
[1745–55; variant of burgh]
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|Noun||1.||burg - 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"
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burg[bɜːg] N (US) (often hum, pej) (= town) → burgo m
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