jeepney

jeepney

[jeep-nee]
noun, plural jeepneys.
a Philippine twin-benched jitney bus, seating about a dozen passengers.

Origin:
1945–50; jeep + (jit)ney

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jeepney (ˈdʒiːpnɪ)
 
n
(in the Philippines) a jeep that has been customized and converted into a taxi
 
[C20: from jeep + jit(ney)]

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