Hoover

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Etymology[edit]

The surname is an anglicization of German Huber or Low German Hufer, originally designating a landowner or a prosperous small-scale farmer. The common noun and verb are taken from the brand name of one of the first vacuum cleaners (see hoover).

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Hoover

  1. A vacuum cleaner of the Hoover brand, or irrespective of brand (alternative form of hoover).
  2. An American surname (shared by several famous people including J. Edgar Hoover and Herbert Hoover).

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