Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A sandwich consisting of a bun, a cooked beef patty, and often other ingredients such as cheese, onion slices, lettuce, or condiments. Often used in combination.
  • noun A similar sandwich with a nonbeef filling. Often used in combination.

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  • noun informal A hamburger.
  • noun A similar sandwich or patty.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Short for hamburger.]

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Coined around 1939 from hamburger, due to incorrect analysis of that term as ham + burger and shortening.

Examples

  • But then, if the burger is as great as you say we will eat there, because of that alone.

    General Lee

  • But then, if the burger is as great as you say we will eat there, because of that alone.

    General Lee

  • But then, if the burger is as great as you say we will eat there, because of that alone.

    General Lee

  • But then, if the burger is as great as you say we will eat there, because of that alone.

    General Lee

  • But then, if the burger is as great as you say we will eat there, because of that alone.

    General Lee

  • But then, if the burger is as great as you say we will eat there, because of that alone.

    General Lee

  • But then, if the burger is as great as you say we will eat there, because of that alone.

    General Lee

  • But then, if the burger is as great as you say we will eat there, because of that alone.

    General Lee

  • But then, if the burger is as great as you say we will eat there, because of that alone.

    General Lee

  • They are usually sandwiched between layers of other pyrotechnical material, much as a burger is augmented with pickles, tomato, and relish.

    Alchemy and Artillery

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