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veep American English

Meaning: the vice president

For example:

  • If a president dies during his or her term, the veep takes over and becomes the president.

  • What do you think about the Republican Party putting a woman on their ticket to run for veep?

Note: usually used with the definite article "the"

Origin: from sounding the initials "VP"

Variety: This slang is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

If someone says, "Holy shit! The veep's coming" it means
  1. the Vice Principal is coming
  2. the Vice President is coming
  3. the Victory Parade is coming

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