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!
- 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.
- Dean pulled down the top on his Jeep and slowly drove uptown, giving off what he hoped were candidate smiles and waves to the locals, all of whom seemed to be walking the sun drenched street.