a small, rugged automotive vehicle with a -ton capacity and a four-wheel drive, used by U.S. armed forces in WWII
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 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".