"I'd like you to lend me some money"

Etymology is from the cartoon "Popeye", where the character Wimpy would frequently utter this phrase. He was a glutton, and would consume burgers at a ferocious rate but could rarely pay for his habit.

The phrase implies the underlying feeling that the person will unlikely actually pay for the hamburger (or whatever) on Tuesday (or ever, for that matter.
I told my bank that I'd gladly 'pay them tuesday for a hamburger today' to buy that new sportscar, but they wouldn't approve me.
by Don Engel May 17, 2004
From Popeye cartoons. Line often uttered by Popeye's portly friend Wimpy. Of course, "Tuesday" would never come, and so Wimpy constantly secured himself a free lunch. Thus the line is used to jokingly indicate that one would like to "borrow" something without any real intention of ever paying you back.
At the movies:

Bob: Aw man, I forgot my wallet! Hey Joe, I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a movie ticket today...?

Joe: Yeah whatever...I'll buy your sorry ass another movie ticket just shut up.
by beavinator May 17, 2004
Phrase used by Wimpy, Popeye's hungry pal. Song from the 1980 movie "Popeye."
An appeal for a small loan that will not be payed back.
Generally used by a person who considers themself a likeable egomaniac.
"I will gladly pay you tuesday for a hamburger today!" (sung)
by Bunny Rivera May 18, 2004
A line used by Popeye's gambling and hamburger loving friend Wimpy in the Live-Action Popeye film.
Winpy- "A genuine hamburger for the Gentleman. I'm buying."
Random dude- "Gee thanks."
Server dude- "Who's paying?"
Wimpy- "I'm buying. He's paying."
by JerRyuKen714 May 17, 2004
A song my friends and I sing in the lunch line at school. Why? Nobody knows.
Sky: I will gladly pay you tuesday for a hamburger today.
Amber&Emily: She will gladly pay you tuesday for a hamburger today.
Innocent Bystander1: What in the hell does that mean?
Innocent Bystander2: Nobody really knows, they just sing it every day to piss off the lunch ladies.
by SkyPullera May 17, 2004
a monetary lone with a set payment date.
"I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today"


"If you buy me a hamburger today I'll pay you back on Tuesday"
by Ashley Cobb May 18, 2004
A phrase common to New York city, implying that one will pay another back for a hamburger on the next tuesday, or any tuesday, in exchange for the hamburger on the day he is asking for it. This phrase is only implying that the hamburger will be paid back for however, and is taken advantage of by bad people, leaving the people who actually wish to pay back the money looked at as untrustworthy.
"I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today" said the snyde looking man. When the cashier heard this, he shot the man and took all his money.
by The Fuzz May 18, 2004