jeep

noun
\ ˈjēp How to pronounce jeep (audio) \

Definition of jeep

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: a small general-purpose motor vehicle with 80-inch wheelbase, ¹/₄-ton capacity, and four-wheel drive used by the U.S. Army in World War II also : a similar but larger and more powerful U.S. army vehicle

jeep

verb
jeeped; jeeping; jeeps

Definition of jeep (Entry 2 of 3)

intransitive verb

: to travel by jeep

Jeep

trademark

Definition of Jeep (Entry 3 of 3)

used for a civilian automotive vehicle

Examples of jeep in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Uteuliev rented an old Russian jeep and drove the ambassador and his family across the Aralkum. Henry Wismayer, Anchorage Daily News, 30 Aug. 2022 After the war, Ms. Geulen married Charles Herscovici, a lawyer, and worked with the U.S. Army to help refugees make their way back to Belgium, learning to drive a jeep, said a grandson, Nicolas Burniat, who confirmed her death. Joseph Berger, BostonGlobe.com, 8 June 2022 Uteuliev rented an old Russian jeep and drove the ambassador and his family across the Aralkum. Henry Wismayer, Washington Post, 29 Aug. 2022 The jeep pulled up, and one of the men walked over to her. New York Times, 8 Apr. 2022 After the war, Ms. Geulen married Charles Herscovici, a lawyer, and worked with the U.S. Army to help refugees make their way back to Belgium, learning to drive a jeep, said a grandson, Nicolas Burniat, who confirmed her death. Joseph Berger, BostonGlobe.com, 8 June 2022 After the war, Ms. Geulen married Charles Herscovici, a lawyer, and worked with the U.S. Army to help refugees make their way back to Belgium, learning to drive a jeep, said a grandson, Nicolas Burniat, who confirmed her death. Joseph Berger, BostonGlobe.com, 8 June 2022 The halting flow had been caused by a group of soldiers, who were using a generator and a hose to pump water directly into a reservoir in the back of their jeep. Luke Mogelson, The New Yorker, 23 July 2022 After the war, Ms. Geulen married Charles Herscovici, a lawyer, and worked with the U.S. Army to help refugees make their way back to Belgium, learning to drive a jeep, said a grandson, Nicolas Burniat, who confirmed her death. Joseph Berger, BostonGlobe.com, 8 June 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The excitement continued when the boys took a Jeep rock climb into the high desert rocks in a custom Starwood Motors jeep with steep inclines and drops to add to the adventure. Jim Dobson, Forbes, 22 June 2021 The Chicago Gun Club had applied to start an upscale range with two membership lounges, a 32-bay firing range, firearm and Jeep retail space; residents expressed concern that the business would serve alcohol, according to articles. Mark Lawton, chicagotribune.com, 26 June 2017 See More

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First Known Use of jeep

Noun

1940, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1942, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jeep

Noun

probably ultimately from Eugene the Jeep, character in the comic strip Thimble Theater by Elzie C. Segar

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Last Updated

24 Sep 2022

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“Jeep.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jeep. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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More Definitions for jeep

jeep

noun
\ ˈjēp How to pronounce jeep (audio) \

Kids Definition of jeep

: a small motor vehicle used by the United States military for travel on rough surfaces

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