Meaning of jeep in English:


Pronunciation /dʒiːp/

Translate jeep into Spanish


  • A small, sturdy motor vehicle with four-wheel drive, especially one used by the military.

    ‘Burnley were hustled out of the ground and back to the airport with an escort of an armoured lorry and nine military jeeps.’
    • ‘Transportation elements consisted of trucks, jeeps, and armored personnel carriers.’
    • ‘And there was also a display of military vehicles, including a number of jeeps and a motorcycle.’
    • ‘I knew the four-wheel-drive jeeps were the only ones that could reach the villages.’
    • ‘We got there on a tourist coach from Port Said accompanied by armed police and soldiers in jeeps bristling with guns.’


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.