Definition of Burroughs, William in US English:

Burroughs, William

proper noun

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


Burroughs, William