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hummer

[huhm-er] /ˈhʌm ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that hums.
2.
Slang. humdinger.
3.
a hummingbird.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; hum + -er1

Hummer

[huhm-er] /ˈhʌm ər/
Trademark.
1.
a brand of sport-utility vehicle based on the military Humvee.
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Examples from the web for hummer
  • The end result is something closer to a mini-hummer.
  • hummer went out of business and hybrid cars proliferate.
  • And yes, its your stretch-hummer type limos that are showing up a lot.
  • hummer failed to answer the outstanding discovery requests and did not appear for deposition.
Word Origin and History for hummer
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.

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Slang definitions & phrases for hummer

hummer

noun
  1. A person or thing that is remarkable, wonderful, etc; humdinger: This is Mason's first book, and it's a hummer (1907+)
  2. fastball (1940s+ Baseball)

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]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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