hummer

[ huhm-er ]
/ ˈhʌm ər /
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noun

a person or thing that hums.
Slang. humdinger.
a hummingbird.

Nearby words

  1. humint,
  2. humism,
  3. humiture,
  4. hummable,
  5. hummel,
  6. humming,
  7. humming top,
  8. hummingbird,
  9. hummingbird moth,
  10. hummingly

Origin of hummer

First recorded in 1595–1605; hum + -er1

Hummer

[ huhm-er ]
/ ˈhʌm ər /

Trademark.

a brand of sport-utility vehicle based on the military Humvee.
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Word Origin and History for hummer

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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