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cabby

or cabbie

[kab-ee] /ˈkæb i/
noun, plural cabbies. Informal.
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Origin of cabby
1855-1860
First recorded in 1855-60; cab(driver) + -y2
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  • The cabby turned at him his enormous and inflamed countenance truculently.

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  • “I am a night cabby, I am,” he whispered, with a sort of boastful exasperation.

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  • In the background the cabby loitered, gnawed by insatiable curiosity.

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  • When we shake them off, we can have the cabby take us to the hotel.

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  • Immediately the square of darkling sky was eclipsed by the cabby's face.

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  • With these two old eyes I observe that the gentleman does not pay his cabby.

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  • The cabby had a foot upon the step when Kirkwood tapped his shoulder.

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  • Where shall I tell the cabby to go this time, Miss Calendar?

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  • "I think he's right," remarked the Tuttle person when the cabby had finished.

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