Definition of hamburger in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhambəːɡə/


1A flat round cake of minced beef, fried or grilled and typically served in a bread roll garnished with various condiments.
Example sentences
  • Steaks, hamburgers, hot dogs and pork chops are usually grilled.
  • What this basically means is that they serve hamburgers, tuna sandwiches, chicken wings and hot dogs in addition to the jerks, rotis and curries.
  • They butchered a steer and served hamburgers and steaks to the family.
1.1 [mass noun] North American Minced beef.
Example sentences
  • I could turn a big lump of cheap meat into short ribs, prime ribs, rib eyes, deckle steaks, and high-quality hamburger.
  • This time we just had the whole animal made into hamburger.
  • I know to use ground chuck instead of hamburger or even ground loin.


Late 19th century (originally US): from German, from Hamburg1.

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