Jitney (noun)

A small bus or car that travels short distances and carries passengers for a low fare, especially one that operates without a fixed route or schedule.

Origin:

Late 19th century: probably a colloquial alteration of jetty, used as a slang term for a small horse-drawn carriage.

Examples:

  1. The city has a well-developed network of jitneys that are popular with tourists and locals alike.
  2. He always took the jitney to work, since it was cheap and convenient.
  3. The jitney service was suspended due to the bad weather conditions.
  4. The jitney driver was very friendly and chatty during the ride.
  5. The jitney was so crowded that some passengers had to stand.
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