Definition of banlieue in English:
A suburb of a French city, especially Paris: the youth culture of French banlieues is rooted in poverty
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- Over beers in the city's banlieues, the young street dancers explained that the smooth marble flooring of the peristyle surrounding the opera house was perfect for breakdancing.
- During the riots in the French banlieues last year, some voices called for a Sixth Republic.
- In addition to soccer, two of the most popular sports among French youth in the banlieue are basketball and Thai boxing.
mid 19th century: French, from ban 'jurisdiction' + lieue 'league'.
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