- a hamburger.
- a food patty, or patty on a bun, containing ingredients other than beef: veggie or turkey burgers.
Origin of burger
- Warren Earl,1907–1995, U.S. jurist: chief justice of the U.S. 1969–86.
- 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.
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Examples from the Web for burger
Thankfully, the Coleman kids reached a Burger King, and Wahlberg and his amateur biker gang rode off.Mark Wahlberg’s Pardon Plea: A Look Back At His Troubling, Violent, and Racist Rap Sheet
December 7, 2014
On Friday afternoon, I stood by the Burger King checking the bars on my phone like a kid with a curfew.Canada’s Subversive Sock Puppet: Ed the Sock Isn’t Afraid to Say Anything
November 13, 2014
The French fries are made out of real potatoes, the burger is great and you can get it all kinds of ways, and it tastes good.Bill Murray’s Words of Wisdom: On Comedy, the Greatness of In-N-Out, and Searching For Great Love
October 10, 2014
He traveled to Turkey, and someone told his family that he had been seen in a Burger King in Istanbul.American Jihadis Douglas McCain and Troy Kastigar: From Losers to Martyrs
August 28, 2014
Now Burger King, the iconic fast-food chain long based in Miami, is joining the rush.Burger King Invades Canada to Save His Faltering Kingdom
August 26, 2014
You forget the ballad of Burger, my dear Alexanderthe dead travel fast!The Corsican Brothers
Burger has reawakened it in Lenore, the greatest German ballad.Women of the Teutonic Nations
I could not turn aside from the road because Burger had travelled it before.Thalaba the Destroyer
Burger thinks this was painted in 1669, the last year of Rembrandt's life.
Burger thinks they may be Tilborgh himself and Isaak van Ostade.
- short for hamburger
- (in combination)a cheeseburger
- Gottfried August (ˈɡɔtfriːt ˈauɡʊst). 1747–94, German lyric poet, noted particularly for his ballad Lenore (1773)
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Word Origin and History for burger
1939, American English, shortened from hamburger (q.v.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper