Definition of Burroughs, William in English:

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Burroughs, William

Pronunciation: /ˈbərōz/
(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.

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Syllabification: Bur·roughs, William

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