Complete Definition of "Hummer"

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Noun
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  1. A brand of sport utility vehicles sold by General Motors, and by extension, any large similar vehicle.
  2. US|military|slang The HMMWV or Humvee, a US Army vehicle which replaced the Jeep.

#*1985, Andy Rooney, Pieces of my Mind 1, ISBN 0380698854, page 38:
#:"The vehicle is called the 'Hummer,' a contrived abbreviation of its official designation, 'High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle.'"
#*1985, James Coates and Michael Kilian, Heavy Losses: The Dangerous Decline of American Defense 2, ISBN 0670804843, page 25:
#:"The Hummer, a clumsy, elongated vehicle the Army intended as a replacement for the hardy Jeep, developed so many problems it became known as the Bummer."
#*1987, Michael Barone & Grant Ujifusa, The Almanac of American Politics, 1988 3, ISBN 0892340371, page 403:
#:"He made a point of not taking federal money for the district -- though by 1986 he was bragging about landing an Army contract to build the Hummer vehicle for a South Bend company."
#*1994, World Book Inc., "Jeep" in World Book Encyclopedia vol. J 4, ISBN 0716600943, page 25:
#:"A Hummer can carry four people."

  1. ornithology alternative spelling of|hummer

#*1868, Titus Fey Cronise, The Natural Wealth of California 5, page 458:
#:"The Purple-Throated Hummer is green, with the throat a brilliant violet-purple."

Translations
trans-top|sport utility vehicle
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Hebrew: ���ר (hamer) m
Japanese: ��� (ham�)
Russian: Хамме� (xámmer) m
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Usage notes

Since the introduction of the civilian Hummer in the 1990s, this term has ceased to be used for the military vehicle; the term "Humvee" is typically used instead.

Proper noun
Hummer

  1. A family name of German origin.

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German

Etymology
Akin to Icelandic humar

Noun
Hummer m

  1. lobster

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