a small bus or car following a regular route along which it picks up and discharges passengers, originally charging each passenger five cents.
Older Slang. a nickel; five-cent piece.
to carry or ride in a jitney.
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How to use jitney in a sentence
I never enjoyed meeting anyone so much before as that jitney man.Marjorie Dean College Freshman | Pauline Lester
Finally the truck halted, and the jitney traveled on a few hundred feet in advance before it, too, had to stop.Girl Scouts at Dandelion Camp | Lillian Elizabeth Roy
I am starting a jitney-line and am always on hand for my clients.Natalie: A Garden Scout | Lillian Elizabeth Roy
Dad says I have to be sixteen before I can have a license to drive a jitney.Natalie: A Garden Scout | Lillian Elizabeth Roy
The jitney struck its bone-shaking gait along the curving street of Endicutt.Cursed | George Allan England
British Dictionary definitions for jitney
a small bus that carries passengers for a low price, originally five cents
slang a nickel; five cents
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