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View synonyms for burp gun

burp gun

noun

, Military.


burp gun

noun

  1. slang.
    an automatic pistol or submachine gun


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Word History and Origins

Origin of burp gun1

An Americanism dating back to 1940–45
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Example Sentences

He comes to power like Fidel Castro and enters Time magazine with a burp gun.

It was the pistol known as the "burp gun," that sprayed slugs like a hose.

Across the hall, Long Shadow's burp gun had made a fine mess.

Prestonby grabbed a burp gun and a canvas musette bag full of clips.

Douglass MacArthur Yetsko put the burp gun back together again, tried the action, and laid it aside with a sigh.

He took a burp gun from one of the boys, who had opened the action and couldn't get it closed again.

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