Origin of hamburger
Examples from the Web for hamburger
As chefs set their sights upon upgrading the hamburger, an agreed-upon definition of the classic version was needed.Have We Reached ‘Peak Burger’? The Crazy Fetishization of Our Most Basic Comfort Food|Brandon Presser|July 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In El Reno, when you order a hamburger, an onion-fried burger is assumed, unless you instruct the cook to leave the onions out.
The cheese is arranged so that only about one-quarter of each slice rests atop the hamburger.
The girls ignored him and then ducked into a hamburger shop.
“Maybe if my name was hamburger, the picture would have been different,” he joked.
A fit of temper, resembling his outbreak when the Hamburger had passed us, darkened his face.My Danish Sweetheart., Volume 2 of 3|William Clark Russell
Pizza shops and hamburger joints figure visibly on the Internet (still in its infancy).The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
The girl went five doors north and tried to enter a place called Tim's Hamburger House.Deadly City|Paul W. Fairman
With hamburger steak, brown or tomato sauce, or stewed mushrooms or sweet peppers.Civic League Cook Book|Anonymous
"English industry lies in ruins," said the Hamburger Nachrichten complacently.The War on All Fronts: England's Effort|Mrs. Humphry Ward
Word Origin for hamburger
1610s, "native of Hamburg;" the meat product so called from 1884, hamburg steak, named for the German city of Hamburg, though no certain connection has ever been put forth, and there may not be one unless it be that Hamburg was a major port of departure for German immigrants to United States. Meaning "a sandwich consisting of a bun and a patty of grilled hamburger meat" attested by 1912. Shortened form burger attested from 1939; beefburger was attempted 1940, in an attempt to make the main ingredient more explicit, after the -burger had taken on a life of its own as a suffix (cf. cheeseburger, first attested 1938).