Definition of bourgade in US English:

bourgade

noun

  • An unwalled town consisting of scattered buildings.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Philemon Holland (1552–1637), translator. From Middle French, French bourgade from Old Occitan borgada from borc small market town + -ada.

Pronunciation

bourgade

/bʊəˈɡɑːd/