cheese·​burg·​er | \ ˈchēz-ˌbər-gər How to pronounce cheeseburger (audio) \

Definition of cheeseburger

: a hamburger topped with a slice of cheese

Examples of cheeseburger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The food truck plans on debuting a long in the works cheeseburger at Friday's Huntsville event. Matt Wake |, al, "Food truck event returns to downtown Huntsville this weekend," 4 June 2020 And Nick Badovinus’ Neighborhood Services and Town Hearth are now offering to-go menus, with items like tot poutine, a Wagyu cheeseburger, ‘London Broil’ steak frites, and mac and cheese casserole. Nick Rallo, Dallas News, "What does ‘fine dining’ in Dallas mean right now? Expect more sandwiches," 8 July 2020 Le Diplomate was the kind of place where reservations were bragging rights, special occasions were nightly occurrences and a double-patty cheeseburger was a $20 menu item, the Burger Américain. Jessica Contrera, Washington Post, "The lives upended around a $20 cheeseburger," 7 July 2020 The News & Observer reported that at 311 Speedway in Stokes County, fewer than 25 people showed up to protest, despite a live band and a free cheeseburger and fries with a ticket purchase. USA TODAY, "Silver Dollar City, ‘Thunder’ silenced, empty Vegas buffets: News from around our 50 states," 16 June 2020 The cheeseburger and barbecue pork ribs are beloved. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "Houston’s in Addison — the only remaining one in Dallas-Fort Worth — closes June 13," 12 June 2020 The return of the Hamburger Fonfon Just how popular is the cheeseburger at Chez Fonfon? Bob Carlton |, al, "Here’s to Alabama’s most celebrated burger," 4 June 2020 My Dad met me afterward and cheered me up with a late lunch of cheeseburger, chocolate cream pie and Hires Root Beer. Los Angeles Times, "Dodgers Dugout: Ask Jerry Reuss; this day in Dodgers history," 1 Apr. 2020 In King Cove, a man in gym shorts boarded the ferry in the frenzied hour of loading and unloading and left with 12 containers of bacon cheeseburgers and cheesecake. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, "Onboard the ferry to the end of the world," 31 May 2016

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First Known Use of cheeseburger

1928, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cheeseburger

cheese + hamburger

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The first known use of cheeseburger was in 1928

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5 Aug 2020

Cite this Entry

“Cheeseburger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of cheeseburger

: a hamburger with a piece of cheese on top of the meat

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