- a suburb or a quarter just outside a French city.
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.The Model Diaries: The Rush of Rejection in Paris
December 26, 2013
She led her husband by the noise, said the people of the Faubourg of Plassans.
The deafening noises of the faubourg sounded like bells in their ears.
So they returned by the Boulevards and the Faubourg du Poissonniers.
In a tavern of the Faubourg he made the acquaintance of a basket-maker who worked at home.
But the houses soon grew fewer, and they reached the end of the Faubourg.
- a suburb or quarter, esp of a French city
Word Origin and History 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).