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or cabbie

[kab-ee] /ˈkæb i/
noun, plural cabbies. Informal.
Origin of cabby
First recorded in 1855-60; cab(driver) + -y2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "The worst is nothing compared to those boys," the cabbie said.

    Occasion for Disaster Gordon Randall Garrett
  • On an impulse he ordered the cabbie to draw up to the curb and purchased a newspaper.

    The Mind Master Arthur J. Burks
  • "Hey, that's a nice place," the cabbie said heartily, as they started off.

    Occasion for Disaster Gordon Randall Garrett
  • "Because Shellenberger was State's attorney, after all," the cabbie said.

    Occasion for Disaster Gordon Randall Garrett
  • "Here we are," called the cabbie, and Jurgis awakened his companion.

    The Jungle Upton Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for cabbie


noun (pl) -bies
(informal) a cab driver
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for cabbie

also cabby, "cab-driver," 1859, from cab (n.) + -ie. Also cf. taxi (n.).

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