cheese·​burg·​er | \ ˈchēz-ˌbər-gər \

Definition of cheeseburger

: a hamburger topped with a slice of cheese

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Stop in for spins on classic pub grub like a peanut butter bacon cheeseburger ($12) or Reuben fries ($13), which feature Swiss cheese sauce, corned beef and sauerkraut, paired with one of the local beers on tap. Samantha Nelson, RedEye Chicago, "Neighborhood guide: What to eat, drink and do in Rogers Park," 18 Nov. 2017 Instead of two or three cheeseburgers every day for lunch, Suzuki has cut down to one or two. David Waldstein, New York Times, "Ichiro Suzuki’s New Job Comes With Most of the Old Trappings," 5 July 2018 The former has the flavors of an American cheeseburger, while the latter is packed with Korean fried chicken. Washington Post, "Singapore Postcard: Trump cocktails, Kim tacos anyone?," 8 June 2018 Fireworks and sparklers, cheeseburgers and apple pie. Susannah Bryan,, "Keep your pet safe on July 4th," 2 July 2018 Hubcap's biggest-selling specialty burgers are the Hubcap Decker double cheeseburger, the Greek Burger, the Philly Cheese Steak Burger, and the Hangover Burger which comes with country cream gravy as a topping. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "Hubcap Grill's new Seabrook location edges closer to opening," 18 June 2018 Now compare that with 1,600 empty calories, which roughly equals 1 candy bar, 1 bag of potato chips, 1 fast food cheeseburger, and a small chocolate shake. Joy Bauer, Woman's Day, "How to Stay Full on Fewer Calories," 16 Aug. 2018 But after the opening of the film, Marie gathered all of us in her hotel room, ordered cheeseburgers for everyone, and produced a gallon of vodka. Janine Di Giovanni, Town & Country, "Hollywood Chameleon Rosamund Pike Tackles the Life Story of War Correspondent Marie Colvin," 15 Nov. 2018 But to catch you up quickly: the iOS bagel emoji — like Android’s goofy cheeseburger one that generated negative headlines last year — was widely decried for its unappetizing look and its lack of cream cheese. Nick Statt, The Verge, "Apple fixes its new bagel emoji with cream cheese and a doughier consistency," 15 Oct. 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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The first known use of cheeseburger was in 1928

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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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