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 Now, a judge has ordered the city and burger chain to pay the group nearly $65,000 in legal fees. Arlene Martinez, USA TODAY, "In CA: A Fourth of July to remember (but not because you did anything cool and fun)," 1 July 2020 There’s also the famous Big Ass burger with lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, bacon and fries ($16). Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, "21 metro Phoenix restaurants with deals and specials for 4th of July," 29 June 2020 It’s a great burger wine with good availability and can often be found cheaper than the list price. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, "Summer sipping doesn’t get much better than these five wines under $20," 26 June 2020 Reece Block, who opened the Sorrento House in Wales last year, will take over the burger and custard eatery at 540 Hartbrook Drive from Keith and Patty Kirschbaum. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The owner of Sorrento House is taking over the popular Sweet Dreams burger and custard restaurant," 15 June 2020 Pair a whiskey with dishes like the Jaxon burger, barbecue plate, and steak and fries. Dallas News, "Dallas-Fort Worth restaurants offering Father’s Day specials," 13 June 2020 For several months, all kinds of drive-through activities have proliferated for everything from getting a burger and fries to participating in graduation ceremonies. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Ever been to a drive-in concert? Here’s your chance," 1 June 2020 Your secret weapon at Playland lately has been to add a burger sideshow called Pumpers to the pizza operation. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "Chef Stefan Bowers of Playland, Battalion and Rebelle speaks about San Antonio restaurants during coronavirus," 18 June 2020 There is a lazy contempt for burger-flipping teenagers, as if service work is something anyone could do, and therefore done by the lowest idiots of society, the work of last resort for people who can’t get real jobs. Libby Watson, The New Republic, "The Police Can’t Shake Their Persecution Complex," 17 June 2020

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First Known Use of burger


1937, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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6 Jul 2020

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“Burger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burger. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of burger

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


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Kids Definition of burger

2 : a sandwich like a hamburger a turkey burger

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