burp gun


: a small submachine gun

Examples of burp gun in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their accurate M1 rifles and carbines could not put out nearly as much firepower as the burp gun — a sub-machine gun — carried by many Chinese soldiers in the People's Liberation Army. Jeremy Hsu, Discover Magazine, 29 Jan. 2015

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Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of burp gun was in 1937

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“Burp gun.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burp%20gun. Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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