verb (used without object)
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.
The Jeeps that were made in America and sold to the Chinese will now be made in China and sold to the Chinese.
The 36-year-old father-of-two saw four jeeps full of hostages blown up by Algerian troops.
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?|Howard Kurtz|November 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Yes, Chrysler said it would produce some Jeeps in China—the ones it plans to sell to Chinese car buyers.
Jeeps and motorcycles scurried ahead of it, just out of reach of its beams.Operation Terror|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
The jeeps and tractors and bulldozers were scored and rusted.Image of the Gods|Alan Edward Nourse
Rick remembered that they had seen a couple of jeeps on the road but had paid no attention.
I don't recall what it was, but I never had the facilities or the capabilities of knowing where to get jeeps.Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Since leaving Trinidad Valley they had seen only the Bontoc bus, a brilliant orange speck on the road below, and two jeeps.
British Dictionary definitions for jeeps (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for jeeps (2 of 2)
Word Origin for Jeep
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.