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/ ˈhæmˌbɜr gər /
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a sandwich consisting of a cooked patty of ground or chopped beef, usually in a roll or bun, variously garnished.
ground or chopped beef.
Also called Ham·burg steak [ham-burg steyk] /ˈhæm bɜrg ˌsteɪk/ . a patty of ground or chopped beef, seasoned and fried or broiled.
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Also ham·burg [ham-burg] /ˈhæm bɜrg/ (for defs. 1-3) .
Also called beefburger (for defs. 1-3) .

Origin of hamburger

First recorded in 1880–85; short for Hamburger steak or Hamburg steak, a dish that originated in Hamburg, Germany, the port city from which many Germans emigrated to the United States, or in New York City and was made popular by immigrant Germans in the 19th century in Greater New York; see -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for hamburger



/ (ˈhæmˌbɜːɡə) /

a flat fried cake of minced beef, often served in a bread rollAlso called: Hamburger steak, beefburger

Word Origin for hamburger

C20: shortened from Hamburger steak (that is, steak in the fashion of Hamburg)
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