plural SUVs
: a rugged automotive vehicle similar to a station wagon but built on a light-truck chassis : sport utility vehicle

Examples of SUV in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The shooting of the North Miami Beach police SUV happened at 1:53 a.m. near the Kabbalah Centre, 2725 NE 163rd St., said police spokesman Officer Corey Darden. Omar Rodríguez Ortiz, Miami Herald, 8 May 2024 The goal is to increase sales of its priciest cars — AMG performance models, Maybach luxury line, G-Wagon SUV and EQS — by as much as 60% by 2026 and lift the operating margin to around 14%. Wilfried Eckl-Dorna, Fortune Europe, 8 May 2024 The three occupants of the SUV included a parent and their two children. David Clarey, Journal Sentinel, 8 May 2024 Rolls-Royce is updating its best-selling SUV after an incredibly successful first half-decade. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 7 May 2024 For unknown reasons, the driver and sole occupant of a red Jeep SUV crashed down an embankment in a wide open field and rolled over, Fitzhugh said. Ishani Desai, Sacramento Bee, 7 May 2024 The fire was so hot that melted remains of the victims’ black SUV are embedded in the dirt. Nina Burleigh, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 May 2024 Several drivers reported swerving to avoid the maroon SUV. Cameron Knight, The Enquirer, 6 May 2024 Video obtained by The New York Times shows two vehicles, an SUV and an armored truck, colliding before the truck does a 360 flip and lands back on the wheels. Naledi Ushe, USA TODAY, 26 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1986, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of SUV was in 1986

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“SUV.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/SUV. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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