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ham·burg·er

 (hăm′bûr′gər) also ham·burg (-bûrg′)
n.
1.
a. Ground meat, usually beef.
b. A patty of such meat.
2. A sandwich made with a patty of ground meat usually in a roll or bun.

[Short for Hamburger steak, after Hamburg.]
Word History: The German word Hamburger, literally meaning "from the city of Hamburg," begins to appear on American menus in the late 1800s during a period of heavy German immigration. At first, it is found in the form of hamburger steak, a name for a ground beef patty served as an entrée. Such a dish was apparently thought typical of German cuisine. When placed between two slices of bread, the hamburger steak became the hamburger sandwich, sometimes called a hamburger for short. The classic hamburger with bun and traditional toppings emerged in the early 1900s. As the tide of German immigration receded and the hamburger's associations with the city of Hamburg were lost, the ham was occasionally dropped from the burger, probably because the ham here was mistakenly thought to refer to the meat. This permitted not only the simple form burger but also the creation of endless variations such as cheeseburger, veggie burger, and tofu burger.

hamburger

(ˈhæmˌbɜːɡə) or

hamburg

n
(Cookery) a flat fried cake of minced beef, often served in a bread roll. Also called: Hamburger steak or beefburger
[C20: shortened from Hamburger steak (that is, steak in the fashion of Hamburg)]

ham•burg•er

(ˈhæmˌbɜr gər)

n.
1. a patty of ground beef.
2. a sandwich consisting of such a patty fried or broiled and served on a bun or roll.
3. ground beef.
[1885–90; short for Hamburger steak; see -er1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hamburger - a sandwich consisting of a fried cake of minced beef served on a bun, often with other ingredientshamburger - a sandwich consisting of a fried cake of minced beef served on a bun, often with other ingredients
ground beef, hamburger - beef that has been ground
sandwich - two (or more) slices of bread with a filling between them
cheeseburger - a hamburger with melted cheese on it
2.hamburger - beef that has been groundhamburger - beef that has been ground    
boeuf, beef - meat from an adult domestic bovine
beefburger, hamburger, burger - a sandwich consisting of a fried cake of minced beef served on a bun, often with other ingredients
Translations
رَغيف هامبورغرهامْبُرجُرهامبورغر: شَطيرَة مِن لَحْم البَقَر
hamburgerhamburgrkarbanátek
hamburgerbøfsandwich
burgerburkshamburger
hampurilainenjauheliha
pljeskavica
hamburgervagdalthús-pogácsa
hamborgari
ハンバーガー
햄버거
kotletasmaltinismėsainismėsos suvožtinis
hamburgers
fašírkahamburger
hamburger
hamburgare
แฮมเบอร์เกอร์
hamburgerhamburger ekmeği
bánh hăm-bơ-gơ

hamburger

[ˈhæmˌbɜːgəʳ] Nhamburguesa f (US) (also hamburger meat) → carne f picada

hamburger

[ˈhæmbɜːrr]
nhamburger m
modif [restaurant, joint] → de hamburgers
hamburger chain → chaîne f de fast-food
hamburger meat → viande f hachéeham-fisted [ˌhæmˈfɪstɪd] ham-handed [ˌhæmˈhændɪd] (US) adj [person] → maladroit(e); [attempt, effort] → maladroit(e)

hamburger

nHamburger m

hamburger

[ˈhæmˌbɜːgəʳ] nhamburger m inv

hamburger

(ˈhӕmbəːgə) noun
1. a round cake of minced beef, usually fried.
2. a bread roll containing one of these.

hamburger

هامْبُرجُر hamburger hamburger Hamburger χάμπουργκερ hamburguesa hampurilainen hamburger pljeskavica hamburger ハンバーガー 햄버거 hamburger hamburger hamburger hambúrguer гамбургер hamburgare แฮมเบอร์เกอร์ hamburger bánh hăm-bơ-gơ 汉堡包
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