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burg

[burg] /bɜrg/
noun
1.
Informal. a city or town.
2.
History/Historical. a fortified town.
Origin of burg
1745-1755
First recorded in 1745-55; variant of burgh
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burg

/bɜːɡ/
noun
1.
(history) a fortified town
2.
(US, informal) a town or city
Word Origin
C18 (in the sense: fortress): from Old High German burg fortified town; see borough
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Word Origin and History for burg
n.

"town or city," 1843, American English colloquial, from many place names ending in -burg (see borough; also cf. -ville).

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burg

noun

A city; town; village •Usu expresses contempt: stuck two days in this ghastly burg (1840s+ Theater)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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