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
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 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".