Origin of jeeporigin, originally military slang, after a creature (Eugene the Jeep) with extraordinary powers, in comic strip by E. C. Segar (1894-1938): later associated, association with G.P., abbreviation, abbreviated for General Purpose Car
a small, rugged automotive vehicle with a -ton capacity and a four-wheel drive, used by U.S. armed forces in WWII
a similar vehicle for civilian use
A small, durable, general-purpose motor vehicle with four-wheel drive and a quarter-ton capacity, used by the US Army during and after World War II.
Origin of jeepProbably pronunciation of the letters GP manufacturer's designation for this vehicle G(overnment) P designator for 80-inch wheelbase reconnaissance car
A trademark for a civilian motor vehicle.
- A small, blocky, military-style vehicle with four-wheel drive, suited to rough terrain
- (Ireland) genericized trademark for a sport utility vehicle
Probably an alteration of G.P., standing for "general purpose" (the manufacturer's designation for the vehicle).
- (trademark) A brand of vehicle suitable for rough terrain.
From GP, standing for "general purpose".
- Dean slammed his fist against the Jeep in frustration at the sight.
- I can just picture you spread-eagle over your Jeep, being frisked by some woman as all our friends drive by!
- As he watched, Faust's Jeep passed into view, with two figures clearly visible.
- He didn't tell her he'd heard Joseph himself call the Jeep rental dealer earlier.
- "I just drive a Jeep," he said to the group as he looked over the plunder.