Definition of jeep in English:

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jeep

Pronunciation: /jēp/

noun

trademark
A small, sturdy motor vehicle with four-wheel drive, especially one used by the military.
Example sentences
  • Burnley were hustled out of the ground and back to the airport with an escort of an armoured lorry and nine military jeeps.
  • Transportation elements consisted of trucks, jeeps, and armored personnel carriers.
  • And there was also a display of military vehicles, including a number of jeeps and a motorcycle.

Origin

World War II: from the initials GP, standing for general purpose, influenced by 'Eugene the Jeep', a creature of great resourcefulness and power represented in the Popeye comic strip.

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Syllabification: jeep

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