Definition of hamburger in English:

hamburger

Syllabification: ham·burg·er
Pronunciation: /ˈhamˌbərgər
 
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noun

  • 1A round patty of ground beef, fried or grilled and typically served on a bun or roll and garnished with various condiments.
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    • 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.
  • 1.1North American Ground beef.
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    • 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.

Origin

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

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