Definition of Burroughs, William in English:

Burroughs, William

proper noun

  • (1914–97), American novelist; full name William Seward Burroughs. In the 1940s he became addicted to heroin, and his best-known writing, for example Junkie (1953) and The Naked Lunch (1959), deals with life as a drug addict in a unique, surreal style.

Pronunciation

Burroughs, William

/ˈbʌrəʊz/