cheese·​burg·​er | \ˈchēz-ˌbər-gər \

Definition of cheeseburger 

: a hamburger topped with a slice of cheese

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Head back Downtown for dinner and a drink at the Standby, a cocktail den with excellent bar food including cheeseburgers, chicken wings, and short rib tacos. Leslie Pariseau, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Days in Detroit," 3 Oct. 2018 This might seem ridiculous, but consider that there have been shootings over disputes about cheeseburgers and tacos. German Lopez, Vox, "Betsy DeVos’s reported guns-in-schools plan would make schools less safe," 23 Aug. 2018 Pub classics like cheeseburgers were also served, with a pair of black latex gloves (a recent Russian dining trend) supplied to protect diners from gushing beef juice. New York Times, "The Infamous Sochi Drug-Testing Lab Is Now a Gastro Pub," 19 June 2018 Remington says: Classic cheeseburger with great flavor., "Stevenson's Bar & Grill a local spot with a love for serving up classic burgers," 1 May 2018 And though the Lockhart Link Burger - a cheeseburger topped with Kreuz Market's jalapeno cheese sausage link - is served statewide, the West U-nicorn Concrete (that's Shake Shack-speak for frozen custard) is exclusive to the Rice Village location. Amber Elliott, Houston Chronicle, "Hate Starbucks' Unicorn Frappuccino? Try Shake Shack's Rice Village-exclusive West U-nicorn custard," 28 Feb. 2018 Four years ago Adam Rippon and Mirai Nagasu consoled themselves after missing out on making the 2014 U.S. Olympic figure skating team by eating cheeseburgers on Nagasu’s roof. Colleen Kratofil,, "Adam Rippon and Mirai Nagasu Star in DSW's New Summer Campaign," 20 June 2018 All is not lost for kids who will only eat cheeseburgers at the restaurant. Natalie Dreier, ajc, "No more cheeseburgers? McDonald’s to change classic Happy Meals," 15 Feb. 2018 Wolff’s book draws a derogatory portrait of Trump as an undisciplined man-child who didn’t actually want to win the White House and who spends his evenings eating cheeseburgers in bed, watching television and talking on the telephone to old friends. Time, "Steve Bannon Praises Donald Trump Jr., Reaffirms Support for President," 7 Jan. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of cheeseburger

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

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