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Uncle Sam

Uncle Sam

pronunciation:
uhng kl saem
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a personification of the government or people of the United States as a tall thin man with a beard, wearing a top hat and red-and-white-striped trousers.
A poster depicting Uncle Sam was used for recruiting soldiers into the Army in World Wars I and II.
 
definition 2: the U.S. government or people.
He got a job in the State Department, and now he's working for Uncle Sam.