Hamburger Sandwich (1901); French Dip (1951); 1938 Slang Article

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Jan 4 02:05:07 UTC 2004

On Sat, 3 Jan 2004 Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:

>   First mention of "Hamburg steak": Oct 9, 1888: sordid story of a
> jealous lover putting morphine on his rival's hamburg steak in order to
> poison him.

Here's an earlier appearance of "Hamburg steak":

1883 _Forest and Stream_ 21 June 406  Our rural friend, whose Hamburg
steak had recently been ground.

Fred Shapiro

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