- a small, rugged military motor vehicle having four-wheel drive and a ¼-ton capacity: widely used by the U.S. Army during and after World War II.
- a similar vehicle used by civilians.
- (lowercase) to ride or travel in a jeep.
Origin of Jeep
- John CorneliusJohnnyRabbitJeep, 1906–70, U.S. jazz saxophonist.
Examples from the Web for jeep
Jeep steadily gave up a market it had created to rivals, particularly Toyota and Range Rover.
The prototype Land Rover was designed by a Jeep owner and built on a Jeep chassis.
He saw a chain barrier covered with PVC piping that the Jeep had apparently struck and damaged before becoming stuck.Manhunt for a Cop-Hating Pennsylvania ‘Survivalist’
September 17, 2014
Take my former boss, Mitt Romney, and the flap over a Jeep plant in Ohio.
The Bloomberg article was headlined, “Jeep Output May Return to China As Demand Rises.”
"Take the jeep over to the tunnel entrance," he told his father.
His father snapped on the screen and pickup of the jeep that was standing nearby.
Take four men in the jeep; have them lift two of them and bring them here.
He swung the jeep to get the crowd in the pickup, explaining who they were.
By noon they had rented a jeep and were well away from the city.The Perfectionists
- trademark a small military road vehicle with four-wheel drive
Word Origin and History for jeep
early 1941, American English military slang, from G.P. "general purpose (car)," but influenced by Eugene the Jeep (who had extraordinary powers but only said "jeep"), from E.C. Segar's comic strip "Thimble Theater" (also home of Popeye the Sailor). Eugene the Jeep first appeared in the strip March 13, 1936. The vehicle was in development from 1940, and the Army planners' initial term for it was light reconnaissance and command car.