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 for jitney
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  jitney \jitney\ n.
     1. a small bus or similar vehicle carrying passengers on a
        fixed route, used for public transport. [WordNet sense 1]
     Note: Probably so called because they once charged a nickel
           for the ride. --RHUD
           [WordNet 1.5]
     2. A five-cent piece; a nickel. [slang, archaic]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public
           transport; "he always rode the bus to work" [syn: bus,
           autobus, coach, charabanc, double-decker, jitney,
           motorbus, motorcoach, omnibus, passenger vehicle]

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