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Humvee

[huhm-vee] /ˈhʌm vi/
noun
1.
a military vehicle that combines the features of a jeep with those of a light truck.
Origin
1985-1990
1985-1990; from the pronunciation of the initials HMMWV for H(igh)-M(obility) M(ultipurpose) W(heeled) V(ehicle)
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Humvee

/ˈhʌmˌviː/
noun
1.
a four-wheel drive military vehicle
Word Origin
from h(igh-mobility) + m(ulti-purpose) v(ehicle) + -ee
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Word Origin and History for hum vee
humvee
1991, Persian Gulf War military slang, rough acronym for high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle.
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Slang definitions & phrases for hum vee

humvee

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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