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borgata2

noun

in Italy, a slum or poor district; also called brugad

Examples

Look at the dreary buildings of the borgata.

Word Origin

Italian 'village'

Usage Note

pl. borgatas, borgate

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  • We went to Atlantic City for a weekend and stayed at the borgata, the poshest hotel in town.

    My Sugar Daddy Melissa Beech November 30, 2008

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