Definitions for jitneyˈdʒɪt ni

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jit•neyˈdʒɪt ni(n.)(pl.)-neys.

  1. a small bus following a regular route along which it picks up and discharges passengers.

    Category: Transportation

Origin of jitney:

1900–05

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bus, autobus, coach, charabanc, double-decker, jitney, motorbus, motorcoach, omnibus, passenger vehicle(noun)

    a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport

    "he always rode the bus to work"

Wiktionary

  1. jitney(Noun)

    a small bus or minibus which typically operates a service route

  2. jitney(Noun)

    an unlicensed taxi cab

  3. jitney(Noun)

    a share taxi

  4. jitney(Noun)

    a small coin, a nickel

  5. jitney(Noun)

    a fraudulent arrangement whereby a broker who has direct access to an exchange executes trades on behalf of a broker who doesn't.

  6. Origin: In original sense, a 5-cent US coin (a nickel); use for taxis and buses due to these services originally charging 5 cents as fare.

Freebase

  1. Jitney

    Jitney is a play in two acts by August Wilson. The eighth in The Pittsburgh Cycle, this play is set in a worn-down gypsy cab station in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in early autumn 1977.

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