American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The government of the United States, often personified by a representation of a tall, thin man having a white beard and wearing a blue tailcoat, red-and-white-striped trousers, and a tall hat with a band of stars: "intent on giving states greater incentive to save both their dollars and Uncle Sam's” ( New York Times).
- n. The American nation or its people.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a humorous appellation given to the United States Government. See Uncle Sam, in Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction.
- n. a personification of the United States government
- First attested 1812. Common folklore holds that his origins come from the men of an army base in Troy, New York, who would receive barrels of meat stamped with the initials U.S. The soldiers jokingly referred to it as the initials of the meat supplier, Uncle Samuel Wilson. (Wiktionary)
- From U.S., abbr. of United States . (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Uncle Sam never wanted to practice with Aunt Lette, so she would teach me.”
“Since NASA required the spousesand children to be on the LCC roof for the launch, many of the wives felt Uncle Sam should pick up the transportation tab for the children, too.”
“Cause Uncle Sam started chopping, cutting thousands off the W. P.A.1”
“Caricatures of Uncle Sam and President Wilson appeared daily in German newspapers.”
“I passed some of the familiar spots—our old church, the salon where Aunt Lette had her fake nails put on, the office where Uncle Sam used to work.”
“Hot-dog steam scented the air, and vendors hawked American flags, Uncle Sam hats, inflatable Liberty Bells, and T-shirts that read i got banged on the fourth of july.”
“Aunt Lette and Uncle Sam always clammed up whenever I asked about him.”
“T'was a little white paper Uncle Sam had done addressed to me”
“Fifteen minutes later, Uncle Sam himself rounded the corner onto Waltin Street.”
“Uncle Sam pushed his sleeves up and, getting directly in Aunt Lette’s way, began washing his hands at the sink.”
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