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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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faubourg(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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fau•bourg(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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|Noun||1.||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"|
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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