Word History

Etymology

German, abbreviation for Vergeltungswaffe 1, literally, reprisal weapon 1

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of V-1 was in 1944

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Cite this Entry

“V-1.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/V-1. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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