mi·​cro·​bus | \ ˈmī-krō-ˌbəs How to pronounce microbus (audio) \

Definition of microbus

: a station wagon shaped like a bus

Examples of microbus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its blunt-ended silhouette is reminiscent of a classic VW microbus. Peter Valdes-dapena, CNN, "This electric 'lounge on wheels' could be yours -- by subscription only," 24 Sep. 2019 This rover, about the size of two microbuses, can fit two passengers and gear comfortably, four in a pinch. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "What Would a 21st Century Moon Base Look Like?," 21 July 2019 The county's ambulance authority said in a statement the accident took place Wednesday when two microbuses crashed on a highway in the southern suburb of Helwan. Fox News, "Egypt says 14 killed in road accident," 12 June 2019 Designed to resemble a curvaceous Volkswagen microbus, Hot Dog Bus is a piece of mobile art that was commissioned by the New York City Public Art Fund from Austrian artist Erwin Wurm. Shoshana Wodinsky, The Verge, "We have some questions about this blobby yellow bus that dispenses free hot dogs," 11 July 2018 The first of these will go on sale in 2020, with the microbus that everyone drools over coming in 2022. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "670 horsepower and 0-60 in 2.2 seconds: The Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak," 23 Apr. 2018 Elsewhere in Afghanistan, a roadside bomb struck a microbus in eastern the eastern Ghazni province on Monday, killing six people. Washington Post, "Suicide bomber kills 12 in Afghan capital," 11 June 2018 The questions ran the gamut: Will Tesla create an electric microbus? Kirsten Korosec, The Verge, "Tesla’s annual shareholder meeting will decide Elon Musk’s future," 5 June 2018 As a gesture of their own thanksgiving, the two teenagers decided to clean up and used a Volkswagen microbus to haul the Brocks’ leftover trash to the local dump. Thomas Farragher, BostonGlobe.com, "What’s changed since ‘Alice’s Restaurant’? Everything, and nothing at all," 5 May 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'microbus.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of microbus

1945, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about microbus

Time Traveler for microbus

Time Traveler

The first known use of microbus was in 1945

See more words from the same year

Statistics for microbus

Cite this Entry

“Microbus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microbus. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on microbus

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for microbus

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with microbus

Comments on microbus

What made you want to look up microbus? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt painting a young scholar and his tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!