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Definition of "burg" []

  • Informal A city or town: "There are no more opportunities for you in this burg” ( Damon Runyon). (noun)
  • A fortified or walled town in early or medieval Europe. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "burg" in a sentence
  • "The burg is faking alien visitation to get more tourists, with a museum and UFO-themed snacks, and among their exhibits is a purported alien body."
  • "But to me the most arresting part of Jo'burg is the huge piles of slag which surround and ring the city."
  • "Jo'burg is filled with corner lots and narrow streets, consequently the city is congested."