ammo

noun

am·​mo ˈa-(ˌ)mō How to pronounce ammo (audio)

Examples of ammo in a Sentence

The soldiers ran out of ammo.
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Word History

Etymology

by shortening & alteration

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ammo was in 1911

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“Ammo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ammo. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

ammo

noun
am·​mo ˈam-ō How to pronounce ammo (audio)

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