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a combining form extracted from hamburger, occurring in compounds the initial element of which denotes a special garnish for a hamburger or a substitute ingredient for the meat patty:
baconburger; cheeseburger; fishburger. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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combining word

A sandwich made with cooked portions of what is indicated: beefburger/ cheeseburger/ snakeburger

[1930s+; The definition does not apply to hamburger, the source of the term. The suffix was probably first used by the comic-strip artist E C Segar, who coined goonburger in the mid1930s]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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