1. a former county in SE England: divided into East Sussex and West Sussex.
  2. one of an English breed of red beef cattle.
  3. one of an English breed of chickens, raised chiefly for marketing as roasters.
  4. a kingdom of the Anglo-Saxon heptarchy in SE England. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of sussex

  • The most noted is the clergy-house at Alfriston, Sussex, which has been carefully preserved.

    English Villages

    P. H. Ditchfield

  • His ancestors had long been large landed proprietors in Sussex.

    A Dish Of Orts

    George MacDonald

  • So we rattled through Surrey and across the border into Sussex.

    Monday or Tuesday

    Virginia Woolf

  • If you are down in Sussex and I chance to be there I should be glad to have you play an eighteen with me.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • But in 1540 he wrested it from him, and regranted it to Robert, Earl of Sussex.

    Hampstead and Marylebone

    Geraldine Edith Mitton

British Dictionary definitions for sussex


  1. (until 1974) a county of SE England, now divided into the separate counties of East Sussex and West Sussex
  2. (in Anglo-Saxon England) the kingdom of the South Saxons, which became a shire of the kingdom of Wessex in the early 9th century a.d
  3. a breed of red beef cattle originally from Sussex
  4. a heavy and long-established breed of domestic fowl used principally as a table bird
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