Antedating of "Hamburger Steak"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Jan 4 04:16:42 UTC 2004

hamburger steak (OED 1889)

1876 _Hagerstown_ (Md.) _Herald and Torch Light_ 23 Feb. 1
(  Sometimes we have what the Germans call
_Hamburger_ steak, that is the meat chopped fine like sausage, flavored
delicately with onions, and broiled rapidly.

Fred Shapiro

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