Definition of hamburger noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈhæmbɜːɡə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhæmbɜːrɡər//
    (also burger)
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  1. 1(British English also beefburger) [countable] finely chopped beef made into a flat round shape that is then fried, often served in a bread roll
  2. 2(also hamburger meat) (both US English) (North American English also ground beef) (British English mince) [uncountable] beef that has been finely chopped in a special machine
  3. Word Originlate 19th cent. (originally US): from German Hamburg, a port in northern Germany.
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