noun, plural jeop·ard·ies.
Origin of jeopardy
Examples from the Web for jeopardy
I wish there were nothing for me to do but to take my Jeopardy!From Socially Isolated Nerd to Jeopardy! Bad Boy: A Thank You Note|Arthur Chu|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the semifinals, she was in a peculiar position for someone of Jeopardy!
The processing errors of her mind manifested in a few debilitating ways: Her wagers, written with Jeopardy!
They banter with Alex Trebek and tell stories of life after Jeopardy!
The one sticking point was, of course, that my D-list viral celebrity as a Jeopardy!Men Without a Country: Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin, My Father and Me|Arthur Chu|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His extravagance, of course, required increased taxation, and his capricious cruelty put every mans life in jeopardy.Under Csars' Shadow|Henry Francis Colby
Two men had perished in it; and two others had been so severely wounded as to put their lives in jeopardy.Within an Inch of His Life|Emile Gaboriau
Our lives were in jeopardy, and they came very near burning down the premises.By Canoe and Dog-Train|Egerton Ryerson Young
By the second clause his property would be placed in jeopardy to protect the carelessness or incompetence of others, aliens all.El Diablo|Brayton Norton
Johnson says of jeopardy that it is a word not now in use; which certainly is not any longer true.English Past and Present|Richard Chevenix Trench
British Dictionary definitions for jeopardy
noun (usually preceded by in)
Word Origin for jeopardy
Word Origin and History for jeopardy
c.1300, ioparde (13c. in Anglo-French), from Old French jeu parti, literally "a divided game, game with even chances," from jeu "a game" (from Latin iocus "jest;" see joke (n.)) + parti, past participle of partir "to divide" (see part (v.)). Originally "a stratagem;" sense of "danger, risk" is late 14c.