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

Definition of cheeseburger

: a hamburger topped with a slice of cheese

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At Merchant’s Grocery, a cheeseburger-and-fries joint on the outskirts of town, Dr. Perry chatted up the all-male lunchtime crowd. New York Times, "A Battle of the Sexes in North Carolina Fuels a Wider Republican Clash," 7 July 2019 The traditional American Fourth of July menu, according to AFBF, includes hot dogs and buns, cheeseburgers and buns, pork spare ribs, deli potato salad, baked beans, corn chips, lemonade, ketchup, mustard and watermelon for dessert. Darla Guillen Gilthorpe, Houston Chronicle, "Fourth of July cookouts have you craving Houston's best burgers? Here's our guide on where to go," 4 July 2019 Tacos, Mexican style hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers and drinks will be available. Chris Sims, Indianapolis Star, "It's the Fourth of July. Here's 26 fireworks shows, events where you can celebrate today," 4 July 2019 In his work, brilliant red wine forms an outer-glass ballet, cheeseburger components are suspended in mid-air with militaristic precision and a cluster of French fries await a blast of torpedoing ketchup. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Modernist Cuisine Gallery opens in La Jolla," 4 July 2019 Tuesday nights are family nights, with half-price cheeseburgers 5 p.m. to close. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Taste the FREEdom: Where you can get free food for the July 4 holiday," 28 June 2019 The music video’s starry guest list also includes a cameo from Katy Perry, dressed in a cheeseburger costume and getting a hug from Swift, who is wearing a French fries outfit. Lauren Huff,, "Watch Taylor Swift's star-studded 'You Need to Calm Down' music video," 17 June 2019 It is filled with a Bacon Double Stack cheeseburger, 4-piece chicken nuggets, fries and a drink. Doreen Christensen,, "Free salad at Wendy’s and $5 Biggie Bags," 25 June 2019 These seasonings, combined with a simple Taleggio cheese sauce, make these burgers richer, more elegant, and far more flavorful than your average cheeseburger. Christopher Kimball,, "Recipes: The secret to a perfect burger," 18 June 2019

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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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