jeepney
noun Etymology: jeep + jitney Date: circa 1949 a Philippine jitney bus converted from a jeep

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  • Jeepney — Jeepneys sind alte Willys Jeeps, die die US Amerikaner nach ihrem Abzug von den Philippinen zurückgelassen haben und die zu Kleinbussen mit bis zu 14 Sitzplätzen umgebaut wurden. Jeepneys gelten als typisches philippinisches Verkehrsmittel. In… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Jeepney — à Luçon en 2006 Les Jeepneys sont un moyen de transport en commun très populaire aux Philippines. Ce sont à l origine des Jeeps abandonnées par l armée américaine à l issue de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, réputées pour leurs décorations… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Jeepney — Infobox Automobile name =Jeepney manufacturer =various parent company = aka = production =post World War II present assembly =Philippines predecessor = successor = class =Minibus body style =Multi purpose vehicle layout =Front engine, rear wheel… …   Wikipedia

  • jeepney — /jeep nee/, n., pl. jeepneys. a Philippine twin benched jitney bus, seating about a dozen passengers. [1945 50; JEEP + (JIT)NEY] * * * …   Universalium

  • jeepney — noun A vehicle used as public transport in the Philippines, originally made from US military jeeps left over from World War II and well known for their flamboyant decoration and crowded seating …   Wiktionary

  • Jeepney — Los jeepneys son medios populares de transporte público en Filipinas. Fueron originalmente hechos con jeeps de las fuerzas armadas de los Estados Unidos abandonados durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial y son reconocidos por sus decoraciones… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • jeepney — Philippine English Mass transit vehicles originally made from US military jeeps. (See Owner below) …   English dialects glossary

  • jeepney — n. small passenger bus which travels along a fixed route in the Philippines …   English contemporary dictionary

  • jeepney — jeep·ney …   English syllables

  • jeepney — /ˈdʒipni/ (say jeepnee) noun a twin benched jitney seating about a dozen passengers. {jeep + (jit)ney} …   Australian English dictionary

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