Definition of Uncle Sam in English:

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Uncle Sam

Pronunciation: /ˌəNGkəl ˈsam/
A personification of the federal government or citizens of the US, typically portrayed as a tall, thin, bearded man wearing a suit of red, white, and blue.

Origin

Early 19th century: said (from the time of the first recorded instances) to have arisen as a facetious expansion of the letters US.

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Syllabification: Un·cle Sam

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