Hamburger meaning

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A hot sandwich consisting of a patty of cooked ground beef, in a sliced bun, sometimes also containing salad vegetables, condiments, or both.
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The patty used in such a sandwich.
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(uncountable) Ground beef, especially that intended to be made into hamburgers.
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(colloquial, somewhat vulgar) An animal or human, or the flesh thereof, that has been badly injured as a result of an accident or conflict.

The truck hit the deer and turned it into hamburger.

I'm going to make you into hamburger if you do that again.

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(sandwich, patty).
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A person from Hamburg.
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A sandwich made with a patty of ground meat usually in a roll or bun.
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Ground beef.
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A fried, broiled, or baked patty of such meat.
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A sandwich made with such a patty, usually in a round bun.
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Origin of hamburger

  • Short for Hamburger steak after Hamburg

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

  • From German Hamburger, the adjectival form of Hamburg.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Hamburg +‎ -er.

    From Wiktionary