Burgess

[ bur-jis ]
/ ˈbɜr dʒɪs /

noun

Anthony,1917–93, English novelist and critic.
(Frank) Ge·lett [juh-let] /dʒəˈlɛt/, 1866–1951, U.S. illustrator and humorist.
Thornton Waldo,1874–1965, U.S. author, especially of children's books.
a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for anthony burgess (1 of 2)

burgess
/ (ˈbɜːdʒɪs) /

noun

(in England)
  1. a citizen or freeman of a borough
  2. any inhabitant of a borough
English history a Member of Parliament from a borough, corporate town, or university
a member of the colonial assembly of Maryland or Virginia

Word Origin for burgess

C13: from Old French burgeis, from borc town, from Late Latin burgus, of Germanic origin; see borough

British Dictionary definitions for anthony burgess (2 of 2)

Burgess
/ (ˈbɜːdʒɪs) /

noun

Anthony, real name John Burgess Wilson . 1917–93, English novelist and critic: his novels include A Clockwork Orange (1962), Tremor of Intent (1966), Earthly Powers (1980), and Any Old Iron (1989)
Guy . 1911–63, British spy, who fled to the Soviet Union (with Donald Maclean) in 1951
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