hum-vee

Humvee

[huhm-vee]
noun
a military vehicle that combines the features of a jeep with those of a light truck.

Origin:
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)
 
n
a four-wheel drive military vehicle
 
[from h(igh-mobility) + m(ulti-purpose) v(ehicle) + -ee]

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