American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small, durable, general-purpose motor vehicle with four-wheel drive and a quarter-ton capacity, used by the U.S. Army during and after World War II.
- n. A small, blocky, military-style vehicle with four-wheel drive, suited to rough terrain
- Probably an alteration of G.P., standing for "general purpose" (the manufacturer's designation for the vehicle). (Wiktionary)
- Probably pronunciation of the letters GP, designation for this vehicle in the manufacturer's parts numbering system : G(overnment) + P, designator for 80-inch wheelbase reconnaissance car. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“There aren't many places you can't go with a good old Army jeep from the '40s.”
“All clear, I commandeered a jeep from the camp and made the last leg of the journey to my meeting place with Michelle.”
“The jeep is coming ... but i wish you tonnes of happiness with or without it.”
“(A jeep is referred to the second time around as a “conveyance.”)”
“Four days later we were put in jeep-type vehicles for the four day trip to Hanoi.”
“Castro standing in jeep between Dorticos and Guevara acknowledging plaudits of crowd.”
“Hummers always make me wonder what a fella is trying to compensate for ... the jeep is the original git-er-done vehicle.”
“Luckily, the jeep is a soft top, so the damage is not quite as extensive as it might have been on another car, but geez.”
“But the jeep was the only car around, so bargaining seemed inappropriate.”
“July 2, 2008 5: 33 PM lol@in you motorcycle I called our jeep”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘jeep’.
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If I've seen it, heard it, or marvelled at it, I'll stick it here.
all of these are from 7 English
dictionaries and Macquarie dictionary
I havent listed capitalized ones yet
but Viagra would be one and common
words like sterling a sub-machi...
Trademarks that have lost their character as indicators of source to become a general term for a product or service.
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