bur·​ger ˈbər-gər How to pronounce burger (audio)
: a sandwich similar to a hamburger
tofu burgers
often used in combination

Examples of burger in a Sentence

I'll have a burger with fries, please.
Recent Examples on the Web The burger chain, reporting growing overall sales and earnings for fourth quarter, noted that the overseas tensions were weighing on the region’s sales, and the company is monitoring the evolving situation. Jordan Valinsky, CNN, 5 Feb. 2024 Here, chef de cuisine Rachel Saxton and executive pastry chef Sara Figueiredo take Colorado ingredients through an international tour of flavors: wagyu tartare spiked with Gochujang, bison burger patties stuffed into hearty pretzel rolls, and fresh pasta made by hand daily. Chadner Navarro, Travel + Leisure, 3 Feb. 2024 Health inspectors close Sacramento burger drive-in Sno-White Burger, 5110 Auburn Blvd in Sacramento County’s Amber Park neighborhood, had 14 violations on Jan. 25. Jacqueline Pinedo, Sacramento Bee, 2 Feb. 2024 Prices and food are a little less weighty during lunch, when the menu focuses on lighter fare, including sandwiches and burgers. Malcolm Mayhew, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 31 Jan. 2024 Finally, stop in Dodson’s Bar & Commons to find a pint-sized burger spot tucked away inside. Natalie Wallington, Kansas City Star, 31 Jan. 2024 The biggest difference between burgers and patty melts is that burgers have buns and patty melts have bread. Pete Wells, New York Times, 30 Jan. 2024 Tackle game days and date nights with their Signature burger and fries, rapini and ricotta flatbread or wagyu croquettes. Louisa Kung Liu Chu, Chicago Tribune, 29 Jan. 2024 Their lunch menu features hearty sandwiches, burgers and salads. Judy Revenaugh, Kansas City Star, 24 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of burger was in 1937

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Cite this Entry

“Burger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burger. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


bur·​ger ˈbər-gər How to pronounce burger (audio)
: a sandwich like a hamburger
veggie burger

Biographical Definition

Burger 1 of 2

biographical name (1)

Bur·​ger ˈbər-gər How to pronounce Burger (audio)
Warren Earl 1907–1995 American jurist; chief justice U.S. Supreme Court (1969–86)


2 of 2

biographical name (2)

Bür·​ger ˈbu̇r-gər How to pronounce Bürger (audio)
Gottfried August 1747–1794 German poet

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