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[veep] /vip/
noun, Informal.
a vice president.
Also called veepee
[vee-pee] /ˈviˈpi/ (Show IPA)
Origin of veep
1945-50, Americanism; from V.P. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for veep
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  • Wass was a veep, one of the criminal parasites dabbling in human misery along more than one solar lane.

    Star Hunter Andre Alice Norton
  • Not much political personality, but, hell, he's only running for veep.

    Hail to the Chief Gordon Randall Garrett
  • And he was a prisoner with a very uncertain future, depending upon the will of the veep and a man named Hume.

    Star Hunter Andre Alice Norton
  • The veep and the Secretary of State resigned, but it didn't save their necks.

    The Syndic C.M. Kornbluth
  • As far as Vye knew the veep had not yet recovered his full senses, he might never do so.

    Star Hunter Andre Alice Norton
British Dictionary definitions for veep


(informal) a vice president
Word Origin
C20: from the initials VP
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for veep

1949, American English headline word, coined from V.P., abbreviation of vice president.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for veep



A person who presents a program of music videos, esp on television

[1982+; fr the pronunciation of the initial letters of video jockey, after DJ (disc jockey)]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Related Abbreviations for veep


vice president
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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