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- proper n. Jeopardy!, a popular US television game show in which contestants answer clues by responding in the form of a question, hosted originally by Art Fleming and most notably by Alex Trebek.
Coined when Ed Vane, a skeptical producer, rejected an earlier concept of the show, claiming “it doesn’t have enough jeopardies”, according to creator Merv Griffin. (Wiktionary)