from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A district lying outside the original city limits of a French-speaking city or a city with a French heritage, such as New Orleans. See Regional Note at beignet.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An outlying part of a city or town, beyond the walls; a suburb, especially of Paris.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A suburb of a French city; also, a district now within a city, but formerly without its walls.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A suburb, especially a part of a French city immediately beyond its walls; also, in many cases, a quarter formerly so situated, but now within the limits of a city: as, the Faubourg St. Germain, Faubourg St. Antoine, etc., of Paris.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a New Orleans district lying outside the original city limits; used in combination with the names of various quarters of the city
Middle English faubourgh, from Old French faubourg, alteration (influenced by faux, false) of forsborc : fors, outside (from Latin forīs) + borc, town (from Late Latin burgus, fort, of Germanic origin).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French faubourg. (Wiktionary)