jeep

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English[edit]

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A Willys MA, an iconic World War II jeep.
A shopping jeep

Etymology[edit]

Disputed. Possibly from Eugene the Jeep, a character in Popeye cartoons, or derived from General Purpose Vehicle.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

jeep ‎(plural jeeps)

  1. A small, blocky, military-style vehicle with four-wheel drive, suited to rough terrain.
  2. (genericized trademark) A sport utility vehicle or similar four-wheel-drive vehicle.
  3. (corrosion) A device for detecting discontinuity in a protective coating, also called a "holiday detector"[2]
  4. (Australia, regional) A covered shopping cart, also called a "shopping stroller".[3]

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Verb[edit]

jeep ‎(third-person singular simple present jeeps, present participle jeeping, simple past and past participle jeeped)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To travel by jeep.
    • 1997, John H. Esterline, ‎Mae H. Esterline, Innocents Abroad: How We Won the Cold War (page 272)
      From there we jeeped over extraordinarily difficult roads to Marwari City, the site of Southern Philippine University, where I had been invited to address a convocation on the subject of "College Life in the United States."

References[edit]

  1. ^ Delbridge, A.; Bernard, J. R. L.; Blair, D.; Ramson, W. S. and Butler, Susan (eds). 1981. The Macquarie Dictionary. Macquarie Library Pty. Ltd.
  2. ^ Lu, Q.M.; Gunnerson, C.G.; Knudsen, J.F.; French, J.A.; Eskesen, S.K.; Powers, J.T.; Shremp, F.; Segar, D.A.; Stamman, E. and Yucheng, Z. 2012. Wastewater Management for Coastal Cities: The Ocean Disposal Option. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. isbn:9783642797293 p. 166
  3. ^ Ramson, W.S. 1970. English Transported: Essays on Australasian English. Australian National University Press. isbn: 9780708106266 p.53

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English jeep.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

jeep f ‎(plural jeeps)

  1. jeep

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English.

Noun[edit]

jeep f ‎(invariable)

  1. jeep

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

jeep c

  1. jeep

Declension[edit]

Inflection of jeep 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative jeep jeepen jeepar jeeparna
Genitive jeeps jeepens jeepars jeeparnas

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

jeep f ‎(plural jeeps)

  1. jeep