jeepney

[ jeep-nee ]
/ ˈdʒip ni /

noun, plural jeep·neys.

a Philippine twin-benched jitney bus, seating about a dozen passengers.

Nearby words

  1. jee,
  2. jeelie,
  3. jeep,
  4. jeep carrier,
  5. jeepers,
  6. jeeps,
  7. jeer,
  8. jeeves,
  9. jeevesian,
  10. jeez

Origin of jeepney

First recorded in 1945–50; Jeep + (jit)ney

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British Dictionary definitions for jeepney

jeepney

/ (ˈdʒiːpnɪ) /

noun

(in the Philippines) a jeep that has been customized and converted into a taxi

Word Origin for jeepney

C20: from jeep + jit (ney)

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