hamburger

noun ham·burg·er \ ˈham-ˌbər-gər \
variants: or hamburg play \ˈham-ˌbərg\
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of hamburger

1 a :ground beef
b :a patty of ground beef
2 :a sandwich consisting of a patty of hamburger in a split typically round bun

Examples of hamburger in a Sentence

  1. They served hot dogs and hamburgers at the cookout.

  2. Add the cooked hamburger to the sauce.

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Origin and Etymology of hamburger

German Hamburger of Hamburg, Germany


HAMBURGER Defined for English Language Learners

hamburger

noun

Definition of hamburger for English Language Learners

  • : a flat, usually round cake of finely chopped beef that is cooked and served usually in a roll or bun

  • : beef that has been cut into very small pieces : ground beef


HAMBURGER Defined for Kids

hamburger

noun ham·burg·er \ ˈham-ˌbər-gər \
variants: or hamburg \-ˌbərg\

Definition of hamburger for Students

1 :a sandwich made of a patty of ground beef in a split bun
2 :ground beef


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