The Alternative Icelandic Dictionary: jeppi

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jeppi pronunciation
  • [ˈjɛhpɪ] {{rhymes}}
etymology Generally believed to be from the English term jeep,[http://www.hum.uit.no/a/svenonius/lingua/structure/about/about_is.html On Icelandic][http://www.arnastofnun.is/page/arnastofnun_ord_pistlar_jeppi A deliberation on the word "jeppi"] on the ''Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum'' ("[[w:Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies|Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies]]") which was used to refer to sturdy vehicles of the American Army during WWII. First recorded usage referring to a car is from the play Leynimelur 13 from 1943.
noun: {{is-noun}}
  1. a jeep, an SUV
  2. (slang) a showoff, someone obstreperous
  3. (slang) a rookie on a fishing trawler''Orðabók um slangur'' (Mörður Árnason, Svavar Sigmundsson og Örnólfur Thorsson 1982)

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