1. (also am, ami) ammunition; also attrib.
|Over the Top ‘Tommy’s Dict. of the Trenches’ 282: ‘Ammo’. Rifle ammunition. Used to add weight to Tommy’s belt. He carries 120 rounds, at all times, except when he buries it under the straw in his billet before going on a route march. In the trenches he expends it in the direction of Berlin.|
|(con. WWI) Soldier and Sailor Words 6: Ammo, ammunition, e.g., Ammo depot, Ammo store, etc.|
|Flying Aces Nov. [Internet] He stood near the ammo shack idly smoking a cigarette.‘Crash on Delivery’ in|
|They Die with Their Boots Clean 2: There lies both scouts with knife-holes in their backs and their rifles and ammo gone.|
|Battle Cry (1964) 193: Danny [...] loaded up a couple of ammo clips.|
|Crust on its Uppers 103: ’Ere’s the ammo for it.|
|Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) 21: You could get me some three-fifty-seven and forty-one ammo.|
|Confessions of Proinsias O’Toole 38: We haven’t been lumbering him with duff ammo.|
|It (1987) 234: It was an ammo dump.|
|Van (1998) 612: It’ll be ammo for yeh, compadre, Bertie’d said.|
|Powder 98: He’d handed her the pistol and a spare round of ammo for good measure.|
|Atomic Lobster 125: Nothing builds confidence like live ammo.|
|Thrill City [ebook] How much ammo you got?|
|‘Four Door Coming’ [lyrics] Mana got links for the am bits, might have to rob me a plug.|
|‘Hookahs’ [lyrics] Ring ring, trap, trap, I phone up my bro, he got ami in packs.|
|Jamaica Obs. 14 Mar. [Internet] Four guns, ammo, saeized in 24 hours.|
2. semen [fig. use of sense 1; note also earlier ammunition n. (1)].
|‘Lagos Lagoon’ in Kiss Me Goodnight, Sgt.-Major (1973) 56: He fired all his ammo while well out of range.|
3. (US Und.) money [fig. use of sense 1].
|A Good Fella’s Guide To N.Y. 123: Candy, markers, ammo, liners, stocking stuffer, sweetener, garnish, and pledges are all terms for cash.|