Burger meaning

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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.

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A similar sandwich with a nonbeef filling. Often used in combination.

A crab burger; a tofu burger.

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Sandwich of a patty of ground meat, fish, etc.

Turkeyburger.

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Hamburger and.

Cheeseburger.

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(informal) A hamburger.
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(chiefly as a combining form) A similar sandwich or patty.
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Used to make the names of hamburgers served in buns with the addition of the specified foodstuff, or with that foodstuff used in place of the usual meat.
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(person) 1907-95; U.S. jurist: chief justice of the U.S. (1969-86)
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Origin of burger

  • From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Short for hamburger

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Coined around 1939 from hamburger, due to incorrect analysis of that term as ham + burger and shortening.

    From Wiktionary

  • Back-formation from hamburger, as if it were ham + -burger.

    From Wiktionary