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[huhm-vee] /ˈhʌm vi/

a military vehicle that combines the features of a jeep with those of a light truck.
a four-wheel drive military vehicle

1983, popularized 1991 in Persian Gulf War military slang, rough acronym for high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle.


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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