jitney


jit·ney

noun \ˈjit-nē\
plural jitneys

Definition of JITNEY

1
slang :  nickel 2a(1)
2
[from the original 5 cent fare] :  bus 1a; especially :  a small bus that carries passengers over a regular route on a flexible schedule
3
:  an unlicensed taxicab

Origin of JITNEY

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1903

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