Definition of Burgoyne, John in US English:

Burgoyne, John

proper noun

  • (1722–92), English general and playwright; known as Gentleman Johnny. He surrendered to the Americans at Saratoga (1777) during the American Revolution. His plays include The Maid of the Oaks (1774) and The Heiress (1786).

Pronunciation

Burgoyne, John

/ˈbərˌɡoin/