Definition of Humvee in English:

Humvee

noun

North American
trademark
  • A type of four-wheel-drive all-terrain military vehicle.

    • ‘He's at risk of getting mortared, and he has to move with the military in armored Humvees.’
    • ‘Two days later, the ship carrying the battalion's Humvees arrived.’
    • ‘The Marines have captured two bridges and moved hundreds of tanks, armoured vehicles, fuel trucks, Humvees and other military vehicles across them in the past few days.’
    • ‘A U.S. military convoy of Humvees came under attack just a short while ago.’
    • ‘That bomb directed against U.S. military Humvees as they drove past.’

Origin

1980s: alteration, from the initials of high-mobility multipurpose vehicle.

Pronunciation:

Humvee

/ˈhəmˌvē/