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jeepney

[jeep-nee] /ˈdʒip ni/
noun, plural jeepneys.
1.
a Philippine twin-benched jitney bus, seating about a dozen passengers.
Origin of jeepney
1945-1950
First recorded in 1945-50; Jeep + (jit)ney
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British Dictionary definitions for jeepney

jeepney

/ˈdʒiːpnɪ/
noun
1.
(in the Philippines) a jeep that has been customized and converted into a taxi
Word Origin
C20: from jeep + jit(ney)
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