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/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for veep

Contemporary Examples of veep

Historical Examples of veep

  • 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



informal a vice president

Word Origin for veep

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

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

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