water gun


Examples of water gun in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The unintentional result of participants running throughout the community with a water gun, some often resembling a look-alike firearm, could have deadly consequences. Lawrence Richard, Fox News, 11 Apr. 2024 The Omni arcade also featured a water gun and target booth. Howard Cohen, Miami Herald, 22 Mar. 2024 Kids can use water guns to see who can move the cups along the string from one end of the string to the other fastest. Christin Perry, Parents, 17 Mar. 2024 The music video for the song featured Eilish hosting a giant slumber party with a number of women in matching outfits dancing around and playing with water guns and the game Twister. Rebecca Aizin, Peoplemag, 10 Mar. 2024 Island staff were even walking around with Champagne water guns, shooting right into the mouths of thirsty guests. Stefanie Waldek, Travel + Leisure, 28 Feb. 2024 Scare off the animals by making loud noises, using a garden hose, or using a one-part ammonia to nine-part water combination in a water gun. The Arizona Republic, 12 Feb. 2024 On a typical summer day, Joe Zhou’s children would be running barefoot in their grassy Naperville back yard having water gun fights or playing games. Megan Jones, Chicago Tribune, 24 Aug. 2023 While Smith wasn’t looking, River squeezed through the gate surrounding the family pool to refill his water gun, and fell in. Danielle Campoamor, NBC News, 11 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of water gun was in 1951

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“Water gun.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20gun. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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