Definition of


  1. (noun, state) a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune

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Synonyms of Jeopardy

endangerment, hazard, peril, risk

Alternate forms of Jeopardy

Derivations: jeopardise, jeopardize

Hyponyms: health hazard, moral hazard, occupational hazard, sword of damocles

Hypernyms: danger

Origin of the word Jeopardy

  1. c.1300, ioparde (13c. in Anglo-Fr.), from O.Fr. jeu parti, lit. "a divided game, game with even chances," from jeu "a game" (from L. jocus "jest") + parti, pp. of partir "to divide" (see part). Originally "a stratagem," sense of "danger, risk" is late 14c. more

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Words that sound like Jeopardy

jackfruit, jaybird

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