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

Definition of burger

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : hamburger
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 Some will argue until the end of their days that a steak fry with a soft, potatoey center is fast food gold while others may go out of their way to enjoy the reliably crispy shoestring cuts at a burger joint across town. Katie Strasberg Rousso, Southern Living, 8 May 2021 Even if that $10 burger is just increased to $12, that $2 goes a long way to helping people. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 May 2021 Six years ago, Taylor Harrison opened Nurdberger — a burger joint for comic book and video game fans — in Globe. Kimi Robinson, The Arizona Republic, 23 Apr. 2021 Ole Caboose burger joint, a red doublewide trailer with a railroad caboose attached. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, 20 Apr. 2021 In 2017, Telfar designed uniforms for White Castle team members, but, this time, he's expanded the range, creating four new designs for the square burger joint's 10,000 employees. Shannon Carlin, refinery29.com, 14 Apr. 2021 This is the third Utah location for Morty’s, a modern burger joint, which also has locations in Logan and St. George. Kathy Stephenson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 31 Mar. 2021 On the other end of the spectrum is dive bar Johnnie’s Tavern, where the greasy bar burger has been perfected. Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler, 28 July 2020 The burger chain seeks to bring aboard about 10,000 workers. Jack Kelly, Forbes, 19 May 2021

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First Known Use of burger


1937, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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13 Jun 2021

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“Burger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burger. Accessed 24 Jun. 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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