verb (used without object)
Origin of Jeep
Examples from the Web for jeep
Jeep steadily gave up a market it had created to rivals, particularly Toyota and Range Rover.
By the time Fiat took over Chrysler in 2009 Jeep was a seriously neglected asset.
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’|Michael Daly|September 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Take my former boss, Mitt Romney, and the flap over a Jeep plant in Ohio.
He started the jeep, then shifted into his own four-wheel drive.
It was a temptation to hurry, but they suppressed it and sauntered to the jeep.
The only thing was that there were two men in the jeep, and one of them was at the machine gun.Four-Day Planet|Henry Beam Piper
Rick drove a half mile up the road to where he had a good view of several hundred yards and stopped the jeep.
Rick remembered the crazed, distorted face of Nangolat rushing for the jeep with spear extended.
Word Origin 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.