burger

[bur-ger]

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. burgas,
  2. burgee,
  3. burgenland,
  4. burgeois,
  5. burgeon,
  6. burger, warren earl,
  7. burgess,
  8. burgess shale,
  9. burgess, anthony,
  10. burgess, gelett

Origin of burger

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

Can be confusedburger burgher

Burger

[bur-ger]

noun

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

-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

burger

noun

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

Bürger

noun

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

burger

n.

1939, American English, shortened from hamburger (q.v.).

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