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n. pl. jit·neys
1. A motor vehicle, such as a van or small bus, that transports passengers on a route for a small fare.
2. Slang A nickel.

[Perhaps from earlier jetton, token, counter, gaming chip (from French jeton, from jeter, to throw, from Old French; see jet2) + English -y.]


1. (Automotive Engineering) a small bus that carries passengers for a low price, originally five cents
2. slang a nickel; five cents
[C20: of unknown origin]


(ˈdʒɪt ni)

n., pl. -neys.
a small bus following a regular route along which it picks up and discharges passengers.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jitney - a vehicle carrying many passengersjitney - a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport; "he always rode the bus to work"
minibus - a light bus (4 to 10 passengers)
public transport - conveyance for passengers or mail or freight
roof - protective covering on top of a motor vehicle
school bus - a bus used to transport children to or from school
trackless trolley, trolley coach, trolleybus - a passenger bus with an electric motor that draws power from overhead wires
window - a transparent opening in a vehicle that allow vision out of the sides or back; usually is capable of being opened
fleet - group of motor vehicles operating together under the same ownership
passenger, rider - a traveler riding in a vehicle (a boat or bus or car or plane or train etc) who is not operating it


[ˈdʒɪtniː] N (US)
1. (= bus) → autobús m pequeño, colectivo m (LAm)
2. (= coin) moneda de cinco centavos


n (US inf) → Fünfcentmünze f; (= bus)billiger Bus
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