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[am-oh] /ˈæm oʊ/
noun, Informal.
Origin of ammo Unabridged
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  • His encased body being slid, stuffed, jammed into something like a wad of ammo into a barrel.

    By Earthlight Bryce Walton
  • Some day our ammo will be gone, no matter how careful we are with it.

    Project Mastodon Clifford Donald Simak
  • Close by is the meeting-place of the sources of the ammo Chu.

    The Unveiling of Lhasa Edmund Candler
  • They fly without guns, or ammo, and have extra tanks fitted.

  • We were out of bombs, Jerry had lost his rifle, and mine had no "ammo."

    A Yankee in the Trenches R. Derby Holmes
British Dictionary definitions for ammo


(informal) short for ammunition
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for ammo

1917, shortened form of ammunition.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for ammo



: The fat ammo barge rocked up and down


  1. Ammunition: The platoon is out of ammo (1930+)
  2. Information and other material that may be used in a debate, campaign, expose´, etc: Your shabby personal life gives lots of ammo to the opposition
  3. Toilet paper
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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