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veep

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noun Informal.
  1. a vice president.
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Origin of veep

An Americanism dating back to 1945–50; from V.P.
Also called vee·pee [vee-pee] /ˈviˈpi/.
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  • Not much political personality, but, hell, he's only running for Veep.

    Hail to the Chief

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • The Veep and the Secretary of State resigned, but it didn't save their necks.

    The Syndic

    C.M. Kornbluth

  • I say, stop this yapping and get out there and pick up the Veep!

    Star Hunter

    Andre Alice Norton

  • As far as Vye knew the Veep had not yet recovered his full senses, he might never do so.

    Star Hunter

    Andre Alice Norton

  • You alvays vos so funny, Ephie, dot you caused me puckets uf tears to veep.

    Frank Merriwell's Son

    Burt L. Standish


British Dictionary definitions for veep

veep

noun
  1. informal a vice president
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Word Origin

C20: from the initials VP
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for veep

n.

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

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