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[veep] /vip/
noun, Informal.
a vice president.
Also called veepee
[vee-pee] /ˈviˈpi/ (Show IPA)
Origin of veep
An Americanism dating back to 1945-50; from V.P. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for veep
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  • Not much political personality, but, hell, he's only running for veep.

    Hail to the Chief Gordon Randall Garrett
  • The veep and the Secretary of State resigned, but it didn't save their necks.

    The Syndic C.M. Kornbluth
  • I say, stop this yapping and get out there and pick up the veep!

    Star Hunter Andre Alice Norton
  • As far as Vye knew the veep had not yet recovered his full senses, he might never do so.

    Star Hunter Andre Alice Norton
  • You alvays vos so funny, Ephie, dot you caused me puckets uf tears to veep.

    Frank Merriwell's Son Burt L. Standish
British Dictionary definitions for veep


(informal) a vice president
Word Origin
C20: from the initials VP
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for veep

1949, American English headline word, coined from V.P., abbreviation of vice president.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for veep



A vice president: Veep Fresco Thomas, Coach Jake Pitler, and Dressen

[1949+; fr pronunciation of vp]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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