Where does “JEEP” come from?
There are multiple theories behind the orgin of “JEEP”, the most likely and widely believed however is the vehicle bore the designation “GP” (for “General Purpose”). This was then phonetically slurred into the word “JEEP” . There is a dispute about what GP actualy stands for however, some believe “General Purpose”. others believe it is GP (G for government-use, and P to designate its 80-inch-wheelbase).