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noun, plural U·zis.
  1. a compact 9mm submachine gun of Israeli design.
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Origin of Uzi

1955–60; after Uzi(el Gal), Israeli army officer who designed it
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piece, rifle, cannon, pistol, shotgun, revolver, mortar, hardware, handgun, ordnance, musket, rod, difference, equalizer, Uzi, howitzer, persuader, blaster, magnum, flintlock

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British Dictionary definitions for uzi


  1. a sub-machine gun of Israeli design
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Word Origin for Uzi

C20: after Uziel Gal, the Israeli army officer who designed it
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Word Origin and History for uzi


1959, trademark name for Israeli-made submachine gun, developed by Usiel Gal (1923–2002), and manufactured by IMI.

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