noun (plural jitneys)North American informal
A bus or other vehicle carrying passengers for a low fare.
More example sentences
- And if there were lots of roads, would they be used mostly to transport people by bus, by jitneys and by taxi, or by privately owned car as now?
- Let competing county buses and private jitneys ply bus stops for passengers.
- Some city associations might also provide public transit such as street cars, without excluding private alternatives such as vans and jitneys.
early 20th century (originally denoting a five-cent piece): of unknown origin.
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