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 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 The Police Benevolent Association, a police union, said the sickened officers had been on protest detail and visited a Lower Manhattan location of the burger chain at about 8:30 p.m. NBC News, "'No criminality' by Shake Shack workers, NYPD says after 3 cops sickened by drinking shakes," 16 June 2020 The restaurant, which opened in 2018 and featured a 14-foot burger machine with more than 350 sensors that is capable of making at least 130 burgers in an hour, recently unveiled a new transfer window for takeout orders. Justin Phillips, SFChronicle.com, "Salad robots, smoothie robots and vertical farms: Bay Area food automation goes from niche to necessity during pandemic," 16 June 2020 Pence has dined at burger bars with the governors of Florida and Georgia in very public displays of support for their fast pace of reopening. Rob Crilly, Washington Examiner, "Coronavirus task force takes back seat as Trump and Pence hit the road," 11 June 2020 All are worth checking, but any bend that sweeps close to an underwater point or hump should be given high priority, because these structures are akin to burger joints on a busy main drag – hard to pass up when hungry. Mark Hicks, Field & Stream, "How to Fish Creek Channels for Summer Bass," 9 June 2020 Burgers also will be sold as a meal kit to cook at home ($10 for a burger patty with bun and toppings). Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Ardent reopens for takeout June 11, after a well-timed and pre-planned remodeling," 9 June 2020 British chef Richard McGeown did the honors of searing the burger, and thereby made history. Barry Estabrook, WSJ, "‘Billion Dollar Burger’ Review: Wherefrom the Beef?," 8 June 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 2 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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