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hummer

[huhm-er]
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noun
  1. a person or thing that hums.
  2. Slang. humdinger.
  3. a hummingbird.

Origin of hummer

First recorded in 1595–1605; hum + -er1

Hummer

[huhm-er]
Trademark.
  1. a brand of sport-utility vehicle based on the military Humvee.
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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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