Who Invented the Jeep and What Does the Name “Jeep” Mean?

In 1937, the Army introduced a general purpose four-wheel drive vehicle which, when abbreviated, became G.P.

At the same time the very popular Popeye cartoon had introduced Eugene the Jeep as a weird little pet for Olive Oil.

It communicated by calling “jeep.”

who invented the jeep and what does the name jeep mean

The young men in the service put the little G.P. and the cartoon character together and called the vehicle a Jeep.

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