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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

abbreviation of zeppelin, attested by 1915.


n. (context US dialectal English) A certain type of submarine sandwich


n. a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States [syn: bomber, grinder, hero, hero sandwich, hoagie, hoagy, Cuban sandwich, Italian sandwich, poor boy, sub, submarine, submarine sandwich, torpedo, wedge]


Žep is a mountain in the municipality of Han Pijesak, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It has an altitude of .

Zep (disambiguation)

Zep (real name Philippe Chappuis) is the creator of comics character Titeuf.

Zep may also refer to:

  • Zep, an informal term for a Zeppelin
  • Jo Jo Zep of Australian band Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons
  • Captain Zep – Space Detective, a British children's TV programme
  • Zero Emission Fossil Fuel Power Plants, a European organisation aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Nickname for the band Led Zeppelin

Usage examples of "zep".

The blimps were like pets, and Phil had names for them: one was Led Zep of course, the others were the Graf Z, the Macon, the Penile Implant, and the largest and most colorful was the Uffin Wowo.

Less chance of a rhythm being noticed, even if men did happen to spy a zep, now and then.

Charlie knew the longer they waited, the more time the zep had to compensate for their maneuvers and bring her broadside guns into play, finishing off the pilot barracks.

With the zep seriously damaged, Charlie figured that another pass would probably bring her down.

As they came in for the second attack, the zep began to turn, breaking off from combat.

A pirate battle zep with escorts decided to pay us a little visit from Sky Haven.

Two of the pirates reluctantly took cover behind some of the crates they had offloaded from the zep, while two of their compatriots went to check out the noise.

They were obviously hoping to catch the trailing lines and climb up into the safety of the zep cabin.

Initially, the zep had been struggling to gain height but now it was almost thirty feet up and the ends of the remaining lines were just brushing the ground.

Whoever had owned the zep before the pirates grabbed her had clearly spent a bundle outfitting her.

Spotter stations have reported a big pirate zep on the way, with escorts.

She noted that there was a hangar, big enough for a zep, but it looked empty.

All the most ancient records and traditions of Egypt spoke of such events and associated them with the epoch during which the gods had ruled on earth: the fabled First Time, which was called Zep Tepi.

They come in like that sometimes - three or four together - one zep is detected but the others slip past.

Bart had a Walkman with stereo minispeakers that you could plug into it, so we listened to an old Led Zep tape and later to a Sox game, in California, on the radio.