hum·​mer ˈhə-mər How to pronounce hummer (audio)
: one that hums

Examples of hummer in a Sentence

A hummer was feeding at the flowers. he's a real hummer when it comes to getting new clients for his advertising agency
Recent Examples on the Web Female hummers are often drab, but males sport intricate feather patterns that will often glow with iridescent colors as early-morning sunlight hits them just the right way. Ernie Cowan, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 May 2024 Word of his hummingbird feeders has also spread, meaning birders will file in along when the migrating hummers come through after monsoon rain. Brandon Loomis, The Arizona Republic, 20 May 2024 The fire-engine red color of the feeder easily attracts hummers, and the four feeding ports can accommodate multiple birds. Rebecca Jones, Southern Living, 21 Feb. 2024 For a week or longer a female was the dominant bird, perching on a favorite branch and leaving it only to drink or to chase off two other hummers. Taylor Piephoff, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Here’s how to make hummingbird food and attract hummers to your garden: What is the Best Hummingbird Food Recipe? Arricca Elin Sansone, Country Living, 8 Aug. 2023 This should prevent one hummer from dominating all feeders. Rita Pelczar, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Apr. 2023 Is there a wider problem that might be causing this disappearance of hummers? oregonlive, 17 Apr. 2023 And naturally, the only way to be comfortable was riding a stretch hummer the length of a city block. Jodi Walker,, 25 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1605, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of hummer was in 1605

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“Hummer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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