peashooter

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Etymology[edit]

pea +‎ shooter

Noun[edit]

peashooter (plural peashooters)

  1. A toy gun, consisting of a tube through which peas or small objects are blown.
  2. Any small or ineffective gun.
    • 2012, Wayne Greenough, The Ferguson Murder (page 41)
      Compared to my forty-five, it's a toy. Christ, Thanet, why did you buy it in the first place? I would have given you one of mine, a real weapon, one with knock down power, compared to that peashooter on your hip.