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jitney

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

jitney \jitney\ n.

1. a small bus or similar vehicle carrying passengers on a fixed route, used for public transport. [WordNet sense 1]

Note: Probably so called because they once charged a nickel for the ride. --RHUD [WordNet 1.5]

2. A five-cent piece; a nickel. [slang, archaic] [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

jitney

noun

1: a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport; "he always rode the bus to work" [syn: {bus}, {autobus}, {coach}, {charabanc}, {double-decker}, {jitney}, {motorbus}, {motorcoach}, {omnibus}, {passenger vehicle}]


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