noun, plural fau·bourgs [foh-boo rz, -boo rgz; French foh-boor] /ˈfoʊ bʊərz, -bʊərgz; French foʊˈbur/.
Origin of faubourg
Examples from the Web for faubourg
I wondered if my face would ever hang in the windows of the luxury flagship shops along the Faubourg Saint-Honoré.
"There are a great many like her in the Faubourg, madame," said the stove-fitter's wife.Cousin Betty|Honore de Balzac
He was answered that the faubourg, being walled and moated, could be taken only by escalade or battery.The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume III.(of III) 1574-84|John Lothrop Motley
Again forcibly displaced, they repaired in a mass to the Faubourg Saint-Antoine, where they fraternised with the working men.Old and New Paris, v. 1|Henry Sutherland Edwards
Word Origin for faubourg
"suburb," late 15c., from Middle French faux bourg, said by French authorities to be from Old French forsbourc (12c.) "suburbs, outskirts," literally "that which is outside the town," from fors "outside" (from Latin foris) + bourc "town," of Frankish origin (cognate with English borough), altered in Middle French by folk-etymology to faux bourg "false town" (suburbs were seen as inauthentic).