veep

[ veep ]
/ vip /
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noun Informal.

a vice president.

Origin of veep

An Americanism dating back to 1945–50; from V.P.
Also called vee·pee [vee-pee] /ˈviˈpi/.
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veep

/ (viːp) /

noun

informal a vice president

Word Origin for veep

C20: from the initials VP
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Word Origin and History for veep

veep


n.

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

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