Uncle Sam

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noun Un·cle Sam \ˌəŋ-kəl-ˈsam\

Definition of Uncle Sam

  1. 1 :  the United States government

  2. 2 :  the American nation or people

Examples of uncle sam in a sentence

  1. Uncle Sam wants you to join the Army!

Origin and Etymology of uncle sam

expansion of U.S., abbreviation of United States


First Known Use: 1813


UNCLE SAM Defined for English Language Learners

Uncle Sam

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noun Un·cle Sam \ˌəŋ-kəl-ˈsam\

Definition of Uncle Sam for English Language Learners

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


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