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A term popular in the Midwest used to describe cigarette smoking teens with long ratty hair and who listen to heavy metal music from the 80s & 90s. Burners typically skip class, assemble in large groups across the street from the school building, and smoke cigarettes. On average, burners are skinny, malnourished, and smell stale. Burner attire includes tight jeans, improperly tied high top shoes, heavy metal tee shirts in the winter, and a plastic comb carried in the back pants pocket. Both burner boys and girls have poor vision due to heavy drug usage and long bangs.
"Dude, Jamie's Flotsam & Jetsam tee smells like stale cigarettes, he's a total burner."

Example:
Layne (played by Crispin Glover) from "The River's Edge"
by Rugged 1976 April 03, 2011
 
1.
A throwaway prepaid cellphone, typically used by dealers. Used until the minutes are up, then thrown away so they cannot be tapped.
'There is burners all over the street.'
by Jay October 11, 2004
 
2.
A handgun
Darzel took the burner to school because there was a gang after him.
by cj October 11, 2003
 
3.
A gun,gat, heat, etc..
Shit man stash that burner in the stash box and get the fuck out.
by AC March 20, 2005
 
4.
A nickname for the participants of a burning event, such as Burning Man, or any of the smaller local/regional "burns" that Burning Man has inspired. The term is not considered derisive, but rather a term of endearment and self identity throughout the "burner culture."

The word derives from that fact that a variety of art work is featured at all such events, and some of it (or much of it) is intended to be set on fire and burned to ashes during the event. Indeed, all burn events climax in the ritual burning of a large, wooden effigy and/or art edifice on the final night(s) of the event.
"Hey, I didn't know you were a fellow burner!"

"Oh yah, I've been to Burning Man twice, as well as a couple local burns back east."
by AdamAppleseed August 15, 2007
 
5.
a graffiti peice than can take hours to do
ey man u c that new burner down @ the china town legal? damn that guy rocked 16 colors n had a fresh style
by varo December 23, 2004
 
6.
A cheap handgun that you plan to throw away after using it. A one time use gun.
Take this burner for 85bucks. Nine bodies on it. Leave it or sell it quick.
by R-C March 09, 2006
 
7.
A disposable "pay as you go" cell phone.
Proposition Joe talking to Marlo from The Wire "Me, I aint so much touched a burner for a year now"
by Jew Hag December 08, 2006