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burger

[ bur-ger ]
/ ˈbɜr gər /
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noun

a hamburger.
a food patty, or patty on a bun, containing ingredients other than beef: veggie or turkey burgers.

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Origin of burger

1935–40, Americanism; extracted from hamburger by false analysis as ham1 + burger

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH burger

burger , burgher

Definition for burger (2 of 3)

Burger
[ bur-ger ]
/ ˈbɜr gər /

noun

Warren Earl, 1907–1995, U.S. jurist: chief justice of the U.S. 1969–86.

Definition for burger (3 of 3)

-burger

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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British Dictionary definitions for burger (1 of 2)

burger
/ (ˈbɜːɡə) /

noun

informal
  1. short for hamburger
  2. (in combination)a cheeseburger

British Dictionary definitions for burger (2 of 2)

Bürger
/ (German ˈbyrɡər) /

noun

Gottfried August (ˈɡɔtfriːt ˈauɡʊst). 1747–94, German lyric poet, noted particularly for his ballad Lenore (1773)
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