jeppi

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Generally believed to be from the English term jeep,[1][2] which was used to refer to sturdy vehicles of the American Army during WWII.[2]

First recorded usage referring to a car is from the play Leynimelur 13 from 1943.[2]

Noun[edit]

jeppi m ‎(genitive singular jeppa, nominative plural jeppar)

  1. a jeep, an SUV
  2. (slang) a showoff, someone obstreperous[2]
  3. (slang) a rookie on a fishing trawler[2][3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ On Icelandic
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 A deliberation on the word "jeppi" on the Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum ("Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies")
  3. ^ Orðabók um slangur (Mörður Árnason, Svavar Sigmundsson og Örnólfur Thorsson 1982)