Word of the Day: Burger


burg-er / bûr-gər


1. hamburger; a sandwich made with a cooked ground beef patty served on a bun

The fridge had been emptied of all Dudley’s favorite things — fizzy drinks and cakes, chocolate bars and burgers — and filled instead with fruit and vegetables and the sorts of things that Uncle Vernon called “rabbit food.”

From “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” by J. K. Rowling, 1965 –

2. a sandwich similar to a hamburger that replaces the ground beef patty with a non-beef patty

I make burgers out of everything from grains to seafood to, of course, browned meats of every kind.

Rachael Ray, 1968 –