Definition of Humvee in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhəmˌvē/


trademark, chiefly North American
A type of four-wheel-drive all-terrain military vehicle.
Example sentences
  • He's at risk of getting mortared, and he has to move with the military in armored Humvees.
  • That bomb directed against U.S. military Humvees as they drove past.
  • A U.S. military convoy of Humvees came under attack just a short while ago.


1980s: alteration, from the initials of high-mobility multipurpose vehicle.

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Syllabification: Hum·vee

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