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What is a Jeep?

Pronunciation: 'jEp
Date: 1940
Etymology: probably from g. p. (abbreviation of general purpose), others think that it may have originated in popular culture because of a character in the Popeye comic strip named "Eugene the Jeep."

  • 1jeep
    Function: noun
    : a small general-purpose motor vehicle with 80-inch wheelbase, 1/4-ton capacity, and four-wheel drive used by the U.S. army in World War II; a car suitable for traveling over rough terrain [syn: landrover]
  • 2jeep
    Function: intransitive verb
    Date: 1942
    : to travel by jeep 
  • 3Jeep
    Function: trademark
    : used for a civilian automotive vehicle 

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