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jeep, small, durable automotive vehicle intended for heavy-duty applications and sometimes provided with the capability of delivering driving power to all four wheels. The last feature allows superior performance on slippery surfaces such as those formed by ice or mud. The earliest jeeps were used by U.S. military services during World War II.

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jeep / jēp/ • n. trademark a small, sturdy motor vehicle with four-wheel drive, esp. one used by the military. ORIGIN: World War II: 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.

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jeep small utility motor truck. XX (orig. U.S.). f. initials G.P. ‘general purposes’, prob. infl. by Eugene the Jeep, name of animal in U.S. comic strip by E. C. Segar.

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