from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang A vice president.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The Vice President of the United States; the office of Vice President of the United States, especially during an election cycle where several are in the running for the nomination.
  • n. Any vice president (in a corporation, organization, etc.)


Pronunciation of VP, abbr. of vice president.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From a colloquial/humorous pronunciation of the abbreviation VP. (Wiktionary)



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  • Terrible word. Stab yourself every time you use it.

    October 2, 2008

  • "It’s hard to imagine that after spending her whole life playing second-fiddle to a superstar pol, Hillary wants to do it again. She’s been vice president.
    Could the veep talk be a red herring? A ploy designed to distract attention from the Clintons’ real endgame?"
    - 'Hillary or Nobody?', Maureen Dowd in NY Times, 26 March 2008.

    March 27, 2008