• (British) IPA: /ˈd͡ʒɛpədi/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈd͡ʒɛpɚdi/

jeopardy (uncountable)

  1. Danger of loss, harm, or failure.
    The poor condition of the vehicle put its occupants in constant jeopardy.
    • 2006, Paul Chadwick, Concrete: Killer Smile, Introduction, p.4
      It seemed to me I could do something in that vein with my characters: the ticking clock, dire jeopardy, quick changes of fortune, small acts having huge consequences.
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jeopardy (jeopardies, present participle jeopardying; past and past participle jeopardied)

  1. (transitive, archaic) To jeopardize; to endanger.

Proper noun
  1. Jeopardy!, a popular US television game show in which contestants answer clues by responding in the form of a question, hosted originally by Art Fleming and most notably by Alex Trebek.
    • 1986, Shane Black, Lethal Weapon (released 1987), scene 12, Warner Bros.
      Murtaugh: Honey, what’s this on my tie?
      She looks.
      Trish: An ugly spot?
      Murtaugh: Thanks. Sharp as a pin.
      Trish: I’m thinking of going on ‘Jeopardy’.
    • 1999, Kenneth Lonergan and Peter Tolan, analyze this, Warner Bros.
      Ben: You know, normally a patient wouldn’t smoke or drink during a session.
      Vitti: (blowing smoke) That’s an interesting fact I’ll have to remember if I’m ever on ‘Jeopardy’.
    • 2003, Matthew McIntosh, Well, Grove Press, ISBN 0802117511, pages 43-44
      […] after Wheel we’d watch Jeopardy which again she was much better at than me […] and after Jeopardy we’d watch prime-time lineup—usually NBC because she likes their sitcoms better […]

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