Definition of Jitney

1. Noun. A vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport. "He always rode the bus to work"

Exact synonyms: Autobus, Bus, Charabanc, Coach, Double-decker, Motorbus, Motorcoach, Omnibus, Passenger Vehicle
Specialized synonyms: Minibus, School Bus, Trackless Trolley, Trolley Coach, Trolleybus
Generic synonyms: Public Transport
Terms within: Roof, Window
Group relationships: Fleet
Examples of category: Passenger, Rider
Derivative terms: Bus, Bus, Omnibus



Definition of Jitney

1. Noun. a small bus or minibus which typically operates a service route ¹

2. Noun. an unlicensed taxi cab ¹

3. Noun. a share taxi ¹

4. Noun. (context: US archaic) a small coin, a nickel ¹

5. Noun. a fraudulent arrangement whereby a broker who has direct access to an exchange executes trades on behalf of a broker who doesn't. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jitney

1. a small bus [n -NEYS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jitney

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jitney (current term)
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Literary usage of Jitney

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1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1915)
"See Harada Jiro jitney buses Again the jitney. C: VE Starrett. ... Ind 82:342 My 21 '15 Growth of the jitney bus business. Lit Digest 50:434 F 27 '15 jitney ..."

2. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1918)
"Necessity of license to operate jitney busseĀ«. Supplementing LRA1916B, 1157. A corporation which under contract with a ferry line company maintains and ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"In an action against the owners of a jitney bus for the negligence of its driver, examination of one of the defendants as to dividends from the business was ..."

4. Year Book by Charleston (S.C.) (1916)
"Every jitney operated under this ordinance must be well built, kept in good repair and in clean and sanitary condition, capable of safely transporting the ..."

5. Surety Bonds: Nature, Functions, Underwriting Requirements by Edward Clark Lunt (1922)
"jitney Bonds Many cities have passed regulatory ordinances prescribing the conditions under which jitney cars may be operated, and requiring drivers of such ..."

6. Information Annual (1916)
"The eastward movement of the "jitney" proceeded apace in the month of February. ... The origin of the word "jitney" itself has aroused considerable ..."

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