Definition of jeopardy in English:


Line breaks: jeop|ardy
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɛpədi


[mass noun]


Middle English iuparti, from Old French ieu parti '(evenly) divided game'. The term was originally used in chess and other games to denote a problem, or a position in which the chances of winning or losing were evenly balanced, hence 'a dangerous situation'.

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