- Informal. a city or town.
- History/Historical. a fortified town.
Origin of burg
First recorded in 1745–55; variant of burgh
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- history a fortified town
- US informal a town or city
C18 (in the sense: fortress): from Old High German burg fortified town; see borough
Word Origin and History for burg
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