jeepney

[jeep-nee]

noun, plural jeep·neys.

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

Origin of jeepney

First recorded in 1945–50; Jeep + (jit)ney
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British Dictionary definitions for jeepney

jeepney

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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