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faubourg Tweet Definition of faubourg Like Definition of faubourg on Facebook
noun 
  1. An outlying part of a city or town, beyond the walls; a suburb, especially of Paris.
    • 1973: By the time that I was quite clear of the city's unlovely faubourgs and purlieus I needed petrol: the Silver Ghost is a lovely car but its best friend would have to admit that its m.'s per g. are few. " Kyril Bonfiglioli, Don't Point That Thing at Me. (Penguin 2001, p. 81)
     
faux pas Tweet Definition of faux pas Like Definition of faux pas on Facebook
noun (faux pas, sg=faux pas)
  1. A blunder (especially used in social contexts).
     
femme fatale Tweet Definition of femme fatale Like Definition of femme fatale on Facebook
noun (plural femmes fatales)
  1. A woman with an irresistible seductive charm, who leads those who love her into danger or despair.
     
fond Tweet Definition of fond Like Definition of fond on Facebook
noun 
  1. The background design in lace-making.
adjective 
     

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