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hamburger

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noun ham·burg·er \ˈham-ˌbər-gər\

Simple Definition of hamburger

  • : a flat, usually round cake of finely chopped beef that is cooked and served usually in a roll or bun

  • : beef that has been cut into very small pieces : ground beef

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hamburger

  1. 1 a :  ground beef b :  a patty of ground beef

  2. 2 :  a sandwich consisting of a patty of hamburger in a split typically round bun

Examples of hamburger in a sentence

  1. They served hot dogs and hamburgers at the cookout.

  2. Add the cooked hamburger to the sauce.



Variants of hamburger

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hamburg

play \-ˌbərg\

Origin and Etymology of hamburger

German Hamburger of Hamburg, Germany


First Known Use: 1884

Rhymes with hamburger


HAMBURGER Defined for Kids

hamburger

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noun ham·burg·er \ˈham-ˌbər-gər\

Definition of hamburger for Students

  1. 1 :  a sandwich made of a patty of ground beef in a split bun

  2. 2 :  ground beef



Variants of hamburger

or

hamburg

\-ˌbərg\


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