Definition of Hoover™ noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈhuːvə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhuːvər//
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= vacuum cleaner He had just enough time to run the Hoover over the carpet before the visitors arrived. Word Origin 1920s: named after W. H. Hoover (1849-1932), the American industrialist.