- 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)
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Examples from the Web for humvee
He opened the back door of the Humvee, where Mace was trying ease himself out.
There was no soldier inside, so he recovered some ammunition that was in there and brought it back to the Humvee.
He kept firing, yelling to Mace to follow Gallegos back to the Humvee.
Trapped once again inside the Humvee, the two men tried to secure what they knew could very well end up being their coffin.
Carter hopped out of the Humvee and sprinted to the corner of the latrines, where he took a knee.
From his Humvee, Sergeant Rieman returned fire; he used his body as a shield to protect his gunner.State of the Union Addresses of George W. Bush
George W. Bush
- a four-wheel drive military vehicle
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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