jeop·​ard ˈje-pərd How to pronounce jeopard (audio)
jeoparded; jeoparding; jeopards

Examples of jeopard in a Sentence

a scandal that could seriously jeopard his political career

Word History


Middle English, back-formation from jeopardie

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of jeopard was in the 14th century

Dictionary Entries Near jeopard

Cite this Entry

“Jeopard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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