noun, plural U·zis.

a compact 9mm submachine gun of Israeli design.

Origin of Uzi

1955–60; after Uzi(el Gal), Israeli army officer who designed it Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a sub-machine gun of Israeli design

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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