burgessy

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English *burgeisie, borgeysye, from Old French bourgesie, borgoisie ‎(citizenship), from burgeis ‎(a citizen), from Medieval Latin burgensis, derivative of burgus ‎(a borough, town), from Old Frankish *burg ‎(town), from Proto-Germanic *burgz ‎(burg, castle, stronghold, town). More at borough.

NounEdit

burgessy ‎(plural burgessies)

  1. Citizenship.