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Uncle Sam

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noun Un·cle Sam \ˌəŋ-kəl-ˈsam\

Simple Definition of Uncle Sam

  • : the American government, nation, or people pictured or thought of as a person

Full Definition of Uncle Sam

  1. 1 :  the United States government

  2. 2 :  the American nation or people

Examples of uncle sam

  1. Uncle Sam wants you to join the Army!



Origin of uncle sam

expansion of U.S., abbreviation of United States


First Known Use: 1813



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