Today’s New York Times carries the article titled “Veeps go yeep! Nation nods,” which is followed by the following statement:
“Obama versus Romney on Tuesday! That will be far more important than the conventions. Or the first debate, which President Obama sort of lost, in a game-changing moment that we are now prepared to completely forget because it’s all about the next debate.”
I find no entry of “yeep” in any of Cambridge, Oxford, OALED, and Merriam-Webster dictionary. GoogleNgram registers “yeep,” of which usage is seen in 1840, peaks during 1920 – 1960, declining since then on the graph.
Incidentally, Readers English Japanese Dictionary published by a Japanese publisher registers “yeepie” as an American slang meaning “Youthful energetic elderly people involved in everything.”
What do “Yeep” and “Go yeep” mean? Does “go yeep” mean ‘get heated and go energetic”?
I wonder if “yeep” is as well-received English word as being flashily used in the headline of a leading English language newspaper, because I don’t find it in any of English dictionaries.