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[huhm-er] /ˈhʌm ər/

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

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.



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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