microbus

noun

mi·​cro·​bus ˈmī-krō-ˌbəs How to pronounce microbus (audio)
: a station wagon shaped like a bus

Examples of microbus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The original microbus is Volkswagen's second-oldest vehicle behind the Beetle. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 5 June 2023 Remember when Volkswagen sold a microbus? Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, 1 Mar. 2021 The microbus, a sort of mass transit minivan, was transporting people from Sohag province to Cairo, the statement said. BostonGlobe.com, 13 Aug. 2022 Earlier this month, a microbus collided with a truck in Sohag, killing at least 17 people and injuring four others. BostonGlobe.com, 13 Aug. 2022 Volkswagen itself is re-introducing the beloved VW microbus as the electric ID.Buzz. Peter Valdes-Dapena, CNN, 11 May 2022 In the 1960s, Volkswagen was the first foreign auto maker to break into the U.S. market on the appeal of its iconic Beetle and its hippie van, the T1 microbus. William Boston, WSJ, 15 Mar. 2022 Buzz, an electric resurrection of VW’s iconic microbus, the original camper van, VW is also making plans to launch an electric pickup truck in the U.S. to cash in on the popularity of EV truck startups like Rivian Automotive Inc., VW officials said. William Boston, WSJ, 27 Mar. 2022 Buzz, a retro-style model that resurrects the iconic microbus as an electric van. William Boston, WSJ, 15 Mar. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of microbus was in 1945

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“Microbus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microbus. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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