Meaning of dolmus in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdɒlmʊʃ/


  • (in Turkey) a shared taxi.

    ‘From a quick jaunt across town on a dolmus (pronounced ‘dole-mouche’) shared taxi to a 30-plus hour cross-country marathon trip, Turkey's modern and efficient bus system will get you where you need to go.’
    • ‘Afterwards, if you're not in a rush and funds are running low, avoid the taxi experience and hire a dolmus, which is a shared taxi or minibus.’
    • ‘What if you're in a dolmus and you pay in new lira and get the change in the old money?’
    • ‘The dolmus bus service stops at the wave of a hand and gets you around very cheaply.’


From Turkish dolmuş, literally ‘filled’.