|a. a citizen or freeman of a borough|
|b. any inhabitant of a borough|
|2.||English history a Member of Parliament from a borough, corporate town, or university|
|3.||a member of the colonial assembly of Maryland or Virginia|
|[C13: from Old French burgeis, from borc town, from Late Latin burgus, of Germanic origin; see |
|1.||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)|
|2.||Guy. 1911--63, British spy, who fled to the Soviet Union (with Donald Maclean) in 1951|
American humorist and illustrator, best known for a single, early, whimsical quatrain:I never saw a purple cow,I never hope to see one;But I can tell you, anyhow,I'd rather see than be one.
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