ham·​burg·​er | \ ˈham-ˌbər-gər How to pronounce hamburger (audio) \
variants: or hamburg \ ˈham-​ˌbərg How to pronounce hamburg (audio) \

Definition of hamburger

1a : 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

They served hot dogs and hamburgers at the cookout. Add the cooked hamburger to the sauce.
Recent Examples on the Web The recall applies to bulk ground beef and other products made from ground beef, including meatballs, meatloaf and hamburger patties. Mike Rogoway, oregonlive, "New Seasons recalls ground beef over E. Coli contamination, three Oregon illnesses," 10 Nov. 2019 Roosevelt Row near downtown Phoenix saw a handful of new additions, including a comic-themed hamburger joint at The Churchill, a Hawaiian dessert shop and a craft beer bar. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, azcentral, "Pizza, burgers and craft beer: 41 new restaurants opened in metro Phoenix in October," 5 Nov. 2019 Eventually, the hearty hamburger landed at Snotra House. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "The Last McDonald's Burger in Iceland Just Turned 10. It's Still in Perfect Condition.," 1 Nov. 2019 Or on this same page click the More hamburger menu in the upper right, choose Delete activity by and under Delete by date select All time. Wired, "How to Keep Your Smart Assistant Voice Recordings Private," 29 Oct. 2019 Generally speaking, the term refers to meat that is slow-cooked indirectly, usually with smoke, as opposed to grilling, where steaks, hot dogs or hamburgers are exposed directly over a flame. Larry Olmstead, USA TODAY, "Great American Bites BBQ road trip: The country's best regional barbecue joints," 9 July 2019 The outcome was not the main topic of conversation when the two teams shared hot dogs and hamburgers after the game on the Lake Forest campus. Steve Sadin,, "Lake Forest, Orr basketball players bond again during summer fundraiser," 29 June 2019 My fondest memories are of hot summer days spent in my parents’ backyard, listening to old school R&B while waiting for hot dogs and hamburgers to make their way off my dad’s grill and onto my plate. Javacia Harris Bowser,, "How my father unknowingly made me a feminist," 28 June 2019 Hot dogs and hamburgers will be available at Ramona Boy Scout Troop 768’s booth. Ramona Sentinel, "Rotary shifts fireworks campaign into high gear," 27 June 2019

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First Known Use of hamburger

1884, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for hamburger

German Hamburger of Hamburg, Germany

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English Language Learners Definition of hamburger

: 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


ham·​burg·​er | \ ˈham-ˌbər-gər How to pronounce hamburger (audio) \
variants: or hamburg \ -​ˌbərg \

Kids Definition of hamburger

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

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