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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informal a vice president
Word Origin for veep
C20: from the initials VP
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1949, American English headline word, coined from V.P., abbreviation of vice president.
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