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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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