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burger

[bur-ger]
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noun
  1. a hamburger.
  2. 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
Can be confusedburger burgher

Burger

[bur-ger]
noun
  1. Warren Earl,1907–1995, U.S. jurist: chief justice of the U.S. 1969–86.
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-burger

  1. 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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burgerbeefburgercheeseburgerhamburger

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British Dictionary definitions for burger

burger

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

noun
  1. 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

n.

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

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