Meaning of jitney

jit•ney

Pronunciation: ( jit'nē), [key]
— n., pl. v., -neys, -neyed, -ney•ing.
—n.
  1. a small bus or car following a regular route along which it picks up and discharges passengers, originally charging each passenger five cents.
  2. a nickel; five-cent piece.
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to carry or ride in a jitney.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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