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

Definition of burger

1 : hamburger
2 : 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 stand has become a family tradition for Mamikunian, who grew up in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Times, 25 July 2022 Owner and chef Arnold Pulido developed the recipe 20 years ago, looking for a way to ditch the burger patty. Cesar Hernandez, San Francisco Chronicle, 25 July 2022 The menu also includes other spirits, wine and beer, as well as a few food items like pho French dip, an award-winning impossible burger and Vietnamese caramel clay pot wings. Bahar Anooshahr, The Arizona Republic, 22 July 2022 The coleslaw, coconut cream pie and Twin Steer burger, stacked with two patties, lettuce, pickles, cheese, steer-in sauce and a double decker bun, have been made with the same recipes since the 1960s. Jenna Watson, The Indianapolis Star, 21 July 2022 That restaurant—along with a fast casual burger joint—opened inside the Houston Farmers Market, which MLB has spearheaded the redevelopment of. Jeremy Repanich, Robb Report, 21 July 2022 The onion burger story really is that story of how the American dream pushes itself. Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 20 July 2022 The concise menu lists appetizers such as onion straws, shrimp and chicken wings; salads (chicken Caesar and steak with blue cheese); a chicken breast sandwich and burger. Carol Deptolla, Journal Sentinel, 20 July 2022 Cynthia ducked past the cashier and headed to a table with her free burger. Rachel Kushner, Harper’s Magazine , 20 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of burger

1937, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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31 Jul 2022

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“Burger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burger. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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

Kids Definition of burger

2 : a sandwich like a hamburger a turkey burger

Burger biographical name (1)

Bur·​ger | \ ˈbər-gər How to pronounce Burger (audio) \

Definition of Burger

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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 2 of 2)

Gottfried August 1747–1794 German poet

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