a hamburger patty



  • A hot sandwich consisting of a patty of cooked ground beef or a meat substitute, in a sliced bun, sometimes also containing salad vegetables, condiments, or both.
  • The patty used in such a sandwich.
  • Ground beef, especially that intended to be made into hamburgers.
  • An animal or human, or the flesh thereof, that has been badly injured as a result of an accident or conflict.


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  • Shortening of Hamburger sandwich, Hamburger steak, etc.; or, less likely, borrowed from German Hamburger, equivalent to Hamburg + -er.

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