water gun

noun

Definition of water gun

Examples of water gun in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, just as M.A.I. is ready to take Instagram and TikTok by storm, M.I.A. pulls a surprising move by putting the robot out of commission with a couple squirts from a water gun. Glenn Rowley, Billboard, 12 Aug. 2022 The video ends with the real M.I.A. shooting her potential replacement with a water gun, essentially killing the clone. Tomás Mier, Rolling Stone, 12 Aug. 2022 Sotheby's The water dispenser looks a bit like a metallic water gun. Manasee Wagh, Popular Mechanics, 1 Aug. 2022 Investigators are looking into the possibility that the victim, identified by police as Raymond Chaluisant, 18, fired a water gun at Middleton, sparking the altercation, according to a law enforcement official. Mark Morales, CNN, 22 July 2022 The whole neighborhood was having a water gun fight. Timothy Bella, Washington Post, 21 July 2022 Gary Payton II fired a water gun before moving shirtless into the masses. Julie Johnson, Danielle Echeverria, Matthias Gafni, San Francisco Chronicle, 20 June 2022 The water gun was recovered from the scene and included as evidence in the statement. Fox News, 12 June 2022 According to authorities, Liming, 17, and his friends were shooting people with a toy water gun from a car, when a group of individuals approached them and got physical. Nicholas Rice, PEOPLE.com, 11 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of water gun

1951, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

17 Aug 2022

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“Water gun.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20gun. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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