Definition of hamburger
1a : ground beefb : 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.
Origin and Etymology of hamburger
German Hamburger of Hamburg, Germany
First Known Use: 1884
HAMBURGER Defined for English Language Learners
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
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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