Burgess



American History. a representative in the popular branch of the colonial legislature of Virginia or Maryland.
(formerly) a representative of a borough in the British Parliament.
Rare. an inhabitant of an English borough.
Anthony, 1917–93, English novelist and critic.
(Frank) Gelett
[juh-let] /dʒəˈlɛt/ (Show IPA), 1866–1951, U.S. illustrator and humorist.
Thornton Waldo, 1874–1965, U.S. author, especially of children’s books.
a male given name.
Contemporary Examples

The GOP’s Relentless Crusade to Save America From Commie Light Bulbs Michael Tomasky January 16, 2014
The Other Craigslist Killer Jennifer Wadsworth May 17, 2009
The Other Craigslist Killer Jennifer Wadsworth May 17, 2009
The Other Craigslist Killer Jennifer Wadsworth May 17, 2009
The Charmed Life of a Traitor Harold Evans November 5, 2009

Historical Examples

Mike P. G. Wodehouse
Cap’n Eri Joseph Crosby Lincoln
The Boys of ’61 Charles Carleton Coffin.
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, January 28, 1914 Various
The History of England from the Accession of James II. Thomas Babington Macaulay

noun
(in England)

a citizen or freeman of a borough
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
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
n.

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