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Jeep

[ jeep ]
/ dʒip /
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Trademark.
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.
noun
(lowercase) a similar vehicle used by civilians.
verb (used without object)
(lowercase) to ride or travel in a jeep.
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Origin of Jeep

An Americanism dating back to 1935–40; alteration of G.P. (for General Purpose) Vehicle, or special use of Eugene the Jeep, name of fabulous animal in comic strip “Popeye” by E. C. Segar
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British Dictionary definitions for Jeep

Jeep
/ (dʒiːp) /

noun
trademark a small military road vehicle with four-wheel drive

Word Origin for Jeep

C20: probably from the initials GP, for general purpose (vehicle)
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