Hummer



[huhm-er] /ˈhʌm ər/

noun
1.
a person or thing that .
2.
Slang. .
3.
a hummingbird.
[huhm-er] /ˈhʌm ər/
Trademark.
1.
a brand of sport-utility vehicle based on the military Humvee.
n.

c.1600, agent noun from hum (v.). Meaning “energetic person or thing” is 1680s; that of “excellent person or thing” is slang from 1907. As short for Humvee, attested from 1983.

noun

noun

A small military vehicle: She and others were traveling in a humvee when one of the Jeeplike vehicles rolled over a mine/ Some 20,000 Humvees were used in the Persian Gulf War

[1990s+; fr high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle]

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