Jeepney definition

jēpnē
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A vehicle used as public transport in the Philippines, originally made from US military jeeps left over from World War II and well known for their flamboyant decoration and crowded seating.
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A jitney bus used in the Philippines for public transportation.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
jeepney
Plural:
jeepneys

Origin of jeepney

  • jeep (jit)ney

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Probably jeep +"Ž jitney.

    From Wiktionary