Adjective "jeeps" definition and examples

(Jeeps may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/dʒiːp/

Definitions and examples

noun

A small, sturdy motor vehicle with four-wheel drive, especially one used by the military.
  1. 'Transportation elements consisted of trucks, jeeps, and armored personnel carriers.'
  2. 'Burnley were hustled out of the ground and back to the airport with an escort of an armoured lorry and nine military jeeps.'

More definitions

1. a small, rugged military motor vehicle having four-wheel drive and a ¼-ton capacity: widely used by the U.S. Army during and after World War II.

2. a similar vehicle used by civilians. verb (used without object)

3. (lowercase) to ride or travel in a jeep.

More examples(as adjective)

"years can be jeeps."

"utilities can be jeeps."

"scientists can be jeeps."

"places can be jeeps."

"pasts can be jeeps."

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Origin

(Jeep)Second World War (originally US): from the initials GP, standing for general purpose, influenced by ‘Eugene the Jeep’, a creature of great resourcefulness and power represented in the Popeye comic strip.