The government of the United States, often personified by a representation of a tall, thin man having a white beard and wearing a blue tailcoat, red-and-white-striped trousers, and a tall hat with a band of stars.
The American nation or its people.
The U.S. (government or people), personified as a tall, spare man with chin whiskers, dressed in a red, white, and blue costume of swallow-tailed coat, striped trousers, and tall hat with a band of stars.
Uncle Sam Needs You! means The [U.S.] Army Needs You!
Origin of uncle-sam
FromUS abbr. of United States
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
First attested 1812. Common folklore holds that his origins come from the men of an army base in Troy, New York, who would receive barrels of meat stamped with the initials U.S. The soldiers jokingly referred to it as the initials of the meat supplier, Uncle Samuel Wilson.
Uncle-sam Sentence Examples
Except that Uncle Sam and his devoted acolyte Tony Blair are behaving somewhat less rationally than the Kaiser.
It stands as a stark salutary warning to the world: Uncle Sam has grown fangs and he must be kept at bay.
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Building Uncle Sam on top of your cake is a huge challenge, but it can also be a lot of fun.