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 Whataburger offering a buy one, get one free deal on their burgers at select locations. Abigail Rosenthal, Houston Chronicle, "Deal of the Day: Buy one, get one free burgers at Whataburger until May 25," 20 May 2020 Its burgers will go on sale at 1,700 Kroger grocery stores starting this week, which more than doubles the number of stores offering them. Dee-ann Durbin, Anchorage Daily News, "Costco, Wendy’s and others limit meat purchases as production shutdowns shrink supplies," 5 May 2020 This New York institution famous for its burgers sells everything from premium dry-aged black angus steaks to lamb chops. Mackenzie Fegan, Bon Appétit, "Where to Order Meat Online," 30 Apr. 2020 Richmond Republic Draught House has a loyal neighborhood following in the Inner Richmond for its burgers and, especially, 24 taps of northern California beer like Pliny the Elder. Carey Jones, Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Support Local Business in San Francisco During COVID-19," 8 Apr. 2020 Well, that and Bob’s pun-happy name for his burgers of the day. Los Angeles Times, "An animation buff picks 15 cartoons to watch if you miss life before quarantine," 8 Apr. 2020 Revenue at the chain known for its burgers and milkshakes plunged by $165.5 million, or almost 22 percent, to $595 million last year. Patrick Danner, ExpressNews.com, "Steak n Shake drags down San Antonio’s Biglari Holdings," 24 Feb. 2020 Used to form kebabs, top cheesy fries and as the center of its classic burger, the restaurant relies on the Beyond Meat and Impossible brands of meat substitutes to anchor its menu. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "This Euro-Asian cafe on Bardstown Road serves stellar fries, a standout on disjointed menu," 8 Jan. 2020 Curry Up Now Fast food has come a long way since White Castle slung its first burgers in the 1920s. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "These are the most exciting Indianapolis restaurants opening in 2020," 31 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of burger


1937, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of burger was in 1937

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“Burger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burger. Accessed 2 Jun. 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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