Definition of jitney in English:

jitney

Line breaks: jit¦ney
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɪtni
 
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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.

Origin

early 20th century (originally denoting a five-cent piece): of unknown origin.

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