Uzi [oo-zee] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural U·zis.

  1. a compact 9mm submachine gun of Israeli design.

Origin of Uzi 1955–60; after Uzi(el Gal), Israeli army officer who designed it Related Words for uzi piece, rifle, cannon, pistol, shotgun, revolver, mortar, hardware, handgun, ordnance, musket, rod, difference, equalizer, Uzi, howitzer, persuader, blaster, magnum, flintlock Examples from the Web for uzi Contemporary Examples of uzi

  • In 2008, an 8-year old boy shot himself in the head while also attempting to fire an Uzi at a target.

    9-Year Old With an Uzi? America Is Tougher on Toys Than Guns

    Cliff Schecter

    August 28, 2014

  • In third place is Uzi Landau, who came to the party after a long career in Likud.

    Avigdor Lieberman’s Road To The Top

    Brent E. Sasley

    December 7, 2012

  • The other thing I kept thinking was, if I were there with an Uzi, I would have blasted all you [rioting Iranians].

    ‘Shahs of Sunset’ Cast Members Review Ben Affleck’s ‘Argo’

    Ramin Setoodeh

    December 3, 2012

  • In the introduction to the new Israeli edition, Uzi Weil called it, “The least of a book I have ever read, and the most.”

    Nicole Krauss Picks Her Must Reads

    Nicole Krauss

    October 5, 2010

  • Dictators from Chile to Indonesia equipped their armies with Israeli-made Galil assault rifles and Uzi submachine guns.

    Israel’s Shady Arms Deal

    Stephen Kinzer

    June 22, 2010

  • British Dictionary definitions for uzi Uzi noun

    1. a sub-machine gun of Israeli design

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

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

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