PRONUNCIATION: (BI-vuh-ak, BIV-wak, BIV-oo-ak)

MEANING: noun: A temporary encampment, in the open air, typically without tents or cover.
verb intr.: To take shelter temporarily for the night.

ETYMOLOGY: From French bivouac, from Swiss German beiwacht (supplementary night watch), from bei- (beside) + Wacht (watch). Earliest documented use, noun: 1706, verb: 1809.

B. IOU A/C - Item 2 on a my list of unfinished business: I owe you an air conditioner

BIJOU AC - an electric jewel that runs on Alternating Current

BIRO UAC - the official ballpoint pen of the Unamerican Activities Committee