a military vehicle that combines the features of a jeep with those of a light truck.

Origin of Humvee

1985–1990; from the pronunciation of the initials HMMWV for H(igh)M(obility) M(ultipurpose) W(heeled) V(ehicle) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for humvee



a four-wheel drive military vehicle

Word Origin for Humvee

from h (igh-mobility) + m (ulti-purpose) v (ehicle) + -ee

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Word Origin and History for humvee


1983, popularized 1991 in Persian Gulf War military slang, rough acronym for high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle.

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