\ ˈvēp How to pronounce veep (audio) \

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The book highlights the disparities between POTUS and VPOTUS as well as the advantages afforded the veep (yes, there are some). Erik Spanberg, The Christian Science Monitor, "'First In Line' profiles modern vice presidents from Nixon to Pence," 9 July 2018 Melania had a big say in who became veepTrump's eldest children — Donald Jr., Eric and Ivanka — played key roles in vetting the vice presidential aspirants. Dwight Adams, Indianapolis Star, "Observations about Mike Pence from 'Vanity Fair' article," 31 May 2018 In the memes, the veep is cooking up various plots to punk Donald Trump once Trump gets to the White House. Noelle Devoe, Seventeen, "10 Best Viral Memes That Took Over the Internet in 2016," 12 Dec. 2016 This, to quote former veep Joe Biden, is a big f’in deal. Jada Prather, The Root, "Black Panther Is Finally Here, Before You 'All Hail the King' Here's Some Background," 15 Feb. 2018 That may be by design: On Thursday, CNN reported that Pence and his team are growing weary with Trump’s endless scandals and may be taking steps to insulate the veep. Mark Joseph Stern, Slate Magazine, "What Pence Believes," 19 May 2017 In reality, Trump also misled his veep; the president knew Flynn had lied to Pence, but didn’t inform his vice president for weeks. Mark Joseph Stern, Slate Magazine, "Mike Pence started out as a powerful veep. He's now Trump’s pathetic culture war pawn.," 8 Oct. 2017 In reality, Trump also misled his veep Mark Joseph Stern, Slate Magazine, "Mike Pence started out as a powerful veep. He's now Trump’s pathetic culture war pawn.," 8 Oct. 2017 Pence is a regular on the Hill, and not just to break ties in the Senate – the veep’s only real constitutional power. Linda Feldmann, The Christian Science Monitor, "Mike Pence's job: Navigating most challenging vice presidency in US history," 7 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of veep

1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for veep

from v.p. (abbreviation for vice president)

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