Etymology
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SUV

by 1988, abbreviation of sport/utility vehicle (itself attested from 1982).

updated on September 12, 2010

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Definitions of SUV from WordNet

suv (n.)
a high-performance four-wheel drive car built on a truck chassis;
Synonyms: sport utility / sport utility vehicle / S.U.V.
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