Definition of Humvee in English:


Line breaks: Hum¦vee
Pronunciation: /ˈhʌmviː


trademark , chiefly North American
  • A type of four-wheel-drive all-terrain military vehicle.
    More 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 multi-purpose vehicle.

More definitions of Humvee

Definition of Humvee in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmeɪlstrəm
a powerful whirlpool in the sea