minibus

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See also: minibús and -minibus

English[edit]

A school minibus
A minibus taxi in South Africa

Etymology[edit]

mini- +‎ bus. In the political sense, probably a back-formation from omnibus.

Noun[edit]

minibus (plural minibuses or minibusses)

  1. A small bus, especially one used as transport for small groups.
  2. (South Africa) A-sixteen seater vehicle used as a taxi. A kombi.
    • 2006, Weekend Argus, May 13/14, p.6
      Police are still searching for the gunmen who hijacked the minibus carrying school pupils taking two of the children with them.
  3. (historical) A small four-wheeled carriage.
  4. (US politics) A combined spending bill for multiple departments that is smaller than an omnibus bill.

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Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

minibus m

  1. minibus

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably borrowed from English minibus. Equivalent to mini- +‎ bus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmi.niˌbʏs/
  • Hyphenation: mi‧ni‧bus

Noun[edit]

minibus m (plural minibussen, diminutive minibusje n)

  1. minibus, minivan

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mini- +‎ bus

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

minibus m (plural minibus)

  1. minibus

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English mini- +‎ bus

Noun[edit]

minibus m (invariable)

  1. minibus (small bus)