What is the meaning of JEOPARDY?
The show has a decades-long broadcast history in the United States since its creation by Merv Griffin in 1964. It first ran in the daytime on NBC from March 30, 1964 until January 3, 1975; concurrently ran in a weekly syndicated version from September 9, 1974 to September 5, 1975; and subsequently ran in a revival from October 2, 1978 to March 2, 1979. All of these versions were hosted by Art Fleming. Its most successful incarnation is the Alex Trebek hosted syndicated version, which has aired continuously since September 10, 1984, and has been adapted internationally.
The show is produced by Sony Pictures Television (the successor company to original producer Merv Griffin Enterpris ...more
2 Law danger arising from being on trial for a criminal offence.
ORIGIN ME iuparti, from OFr. ieu parti (evenly) divided game, orig. used in chess to denote a position in which the chances of winning or losing were evenly balanced.