Informal hamburger, cheeseburger, etc.
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 -burgerfrom (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.
- The burger flippers don't add $1,000 of value.
- Signs of weakness were now apparent, and as a result Louis Botha, acting with the authority of Schalk Burger, the representative of President Kruger, opened negotiations with Kitchener.
- Hobbes: Abhandlung fiber den Burger, &c. (Leipzig, 1873).
- The most prominent members of the convention were Sir Henry de Villiers, 4 chief justice of Cape Colony (president), exPresident Steyn (vice-president), Generals Botha, The de Wet and Delarey, Messrs Smuts, Schalk Burger, National Merriman and F.
- This action makes the price of a burger go up by $1,000 and drops demand to zero.