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hamburger

[ ham-bur-ger ]
/ ˈhæmˌbɜr gər /
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noun

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 Hamburg steak . a patty of ground or chopped beef, seasoned and fried or broiled.

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Also ham·burg [ham-burg]. /ˈhæm bɜrg/.
Also called beefburger.

Origin of hamburger

1885–90; short for Hamburger steak;see -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for hamburger

hamburger

hamburg

/ (ˈhæmˌbɜːɡə) /

noun

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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