Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A jitney bus used in the Philippines for public transportation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A vehicle used as public transport in the Philippines, originally made from US military jeeps left over from World War II and well known for their flamboyant decoration and crowded seating.

Etymologies

jeep + (jit)ney.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Probably jeep +‎ jitney. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A post-modern, transportative, artisan-fact like a jeepney is almost calculated to make GenX travelsters wet their shorts with cum-to-Jesus.

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  • Clad in a orange jacket, the popular actor-turned-politician rode a "jeepney" - the most common public transport in the country - through the heart of Manila to the office of the Commission on Elections to formally present his candidacy papers.

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  • Plus there's the colorful cart that recalls jeepney art.

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  • The only Filipino youtube videos with the word "jeepney" in them were the excessively posted video of a band called "Sponge Cola," (?) who had an apparent hit with their song "Jeepney."

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  • But once you've seen one, all you need to say is "jeepney" for the full force of its symbolism -- its representativeness, its jumble and joy and color -- to infect whatever word you're modifying.

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  • With exhausts that belch out dark clouds of fumes, drivers who arrogantly break road rules and sardine-can-like interiors, "jeepney" mini-buses are an unlikely source of pride in the Philippines.

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  • MANILA (AFP) - With exhausts that belch out dark clouds of fumes, drivers who arrogantly break road rules and sardine-can-like interiors, "jeepney" mini-buses are an unlikely source of pride in the Philippines.

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  • Philippines-Riding one of the country's iconic "jeepney" mini-buses used by the poor, Joseph Estrada burst into Manila's dockside slums to begin a seven-month drive aimed at returning him to the Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo defended her anti-corruption credentials on Tuesday after a witness in a Senate probe into alleged kickbacks said she was at the centre of the

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  • Philippines-Riding one of the country's iconic "jeepney" mini-buses used by the poor, Joseph Estrada burst into Manila's dockside

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  • Riding one of the Philippines 'iconic "jeepney" mini-buses used by the poor, Joseph Estrada burst into Manila's dockside slums to begin a seven-month drive aimed at ...

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