Definitions for jitneyˈdʒɪt ni
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a small bus following a regular route along which it picks up and discharges passengers.
Origin of jitney:
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"
a small bus or minibus which typically operates a service route
an unlicensed taxi cab
a share taxi
a small coin, a nickel
a fraudulent arrangement whereby a broker who has direct access to an exchange executes trades on behalf of a broker who doesn't.
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.