- 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
Examples from the Web for jeeps
“First we targeted the tanks and the jeeps with IEDs,” he said mechanically, as if recalling a combat briefing.Did Israel Execute Jihadists in Gaza?
September 7, 2014
The Jeeps that were made in America and sold to the Chinese will now be made in China and sold to the Chinese.When Campaign Spin Becomes Fact
March 21, 2014
The 36-year-old father-of-two saw four jeeps full of hostages blown up by Algerian troops.Inside the Algerian Hostage Standoff
January 19, 2013
Chrysler has expanded production of its Jeeps and is also starting to build them in China for that market.Is the 2012 Election Finally Breaking Barack Obama’s Way?
November 3, 2012
Yes, Chrysler said it would produce some Jeeps in China—the ones it plans to sell to Chinese car buyers.In Ohio Ads, Mitt Romney Fails Auto 101
October 31, 2012
The jeeps and tractors and bulldozers were scored and rusted.Image of the Gods
Alan Edward Nourse
Then the jeeps had driven back to the rockets, gone on board, and the ships had taken off.Police Your Planet
Lester del Rey
Jeeps and lifters and manipulators and things floated out of her.The Cosmic Computer
Henry Beam Piper
Jeeps were common in the Philippines, since they were ideal vehicles for the back country.
Rick remembered that they had seen a couple of jeeps on the road but had paid no attention.
- Dickie. born 1931, English Rugby Union footballer: halfback for England (1956–62) and the British Lions (1959–62)
- trademark a small military road vehicle with four-wheel drive
Word Origin and History for jeeps
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.