bur·​ger | \ ˈbər-gər How to pronounce burger (audio) \

Definition of burger

 (Entry 1 of 3)

2 : a sandwich similar to a hamburger tofu burgers often used in combination


biographical name (1)
Bur·​ger | \ ˈbər-gər How to pronounce Burger (audio) \

Definition of Burger (Entry 2 of 3)

Warren Earl 1907–1995 American jurist; chief justice U.S. Supreme Court (1969–86)


biographical name (2)
Bür·​ger | \ ˈbu̇r-gər How to pronounce Bürger (audio) , ˈbir-, ˈbᵫr- \

Definition of Bürger (Entry 3 of 3)

Gottfried August 1747–1794 German poet

Examples of burger in a Sentence

Noun I'll have a burger with fries, please.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun And the uncooked burger mixture could sit in the fridge for days, at the ready for a quick meal. Andrea Nguyen, WSJ, "Don’t Want to Go (Entirely) Meatless? Try These Recipes," 30 Dec. 2020 Fairfax burger spot the Golden State will close permanently on Jan. 4 after 12 years in business. Los Angeles Times, "La Morra opens takeout pizza window; Wah’s Golden Hen closes in Virgil Village," 29 Dec. 2020 Their founders predict that within a few years consumers won’t be able to tell the difference between a burger patty from a cow and one produced with pea protein, beet juice and potato starch. New York Times, "Brazil Is Famous for Its Meat. But Vegetarianism Is Soaring.," 26 Dec. 2020 Add all of the burger ingredients except the beans and oil to a food processor and pulse until the ingredients are minced. Star Tribune, "Sunday supper: Black Bean Burgers With Slaw," 18 Dec. 2020 And Scott's October partnership with Mcdonald's on its limited Travis Scott Meal promotion caused some of the burger maker's locations to run out of supplies. Chauncey Alcorn, CNN, "Travis Scott is the latest entrant in the (very crowded) spiked seltzer wars," 18 Dec. 2020 The old-school, thicker burger is topped with pepper marmalade and a schmear of ricotta. Beth D'addono, NOLA.com, "Chef Michael Stoltzfus revamps dining at Columns on St. Charles Avenue," 14 Dec. 2020 Southlake Town Square has lost yet another fast-casual burger-centric restaurant. Anna Caplan, Dallas News, "Another burger joint bites the dust at Southlake Town Square," 7 Dec. 2020 Co-owner Darren Preston, who also goes by Danny Malibu, was inspired to start a vegan burger restaurant after eating at one in Los Angeles last year. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "Hit food truck Malibu's Burgers is ready to sling vegan smashburgers in a new Oakland restaurant," 20 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of burger


1937, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Burger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burger. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of burger

: a food that is like a hamburger but that is not made from beef


bur·​ger | \ ˈbər-gər How to pronounce burger (audio) \

Kids Definition of burger

2 : a sandwich like a hamburger a turkey burger

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