Informal hamburger, cheeseburger, etc.
Burger, Warren Earl 1907-95; U.S. jurist: chief justice of the U.S. (1969-86)
- sandwich of a patty of ground meat, fish, etc.: turkeyburger
- hamburger and: cheeseburger
Origin of -burger; from (ham)burger
- A sandwich consisting of a bun, a cooked beef patty, and often other ingredients such as cheese, onion slices, lettuce, or condiments. Often used in combination: a cheeseburger.
- A similar sandwich with a nonbeef filling. Often used in combination: a crab burger; a tofu burger.
Origin of burgerShort for hamburger.
Coined around 1939 from hamburger, due to incorrect analysis of that term as ham + burger and shortening.