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[kab-muh n] /ˈkæb mən/
noun, plural cabmen.
Origin of cabman
First recorded in 1825-35; cab1 + -man Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I appeared to produce almost the same impression on him which I had produced on the cabman.

    The Moonstone Wilkie Collins
  • One can sleep, and then here in Munich one may say the cabman a wrong Gare.

    A Woman's Will Anne Warner
  • The cabman bought a torch from a passer-by, and stuck it in his whip-barrel.

    A Son of Hagar Sir Hall Caine
  • But just then the cab stopped before the door of No. 6, the cabman descended.

    A Woman's Will Anne Warner
  • I love you like a brother, but I want an English cabman, who will be funny and ask me what his fare 'is.'

    Tremendous Trifles G. K. Chesterton
  • When the cabman was disposed of he came to her side, and felt in his pocket for the keys.

    A Woman's Will Anne Warner
  • I felt safer when the cabman set me down at the house where I lodged, and I ran up-stairs to my little room.

    The Doctor's Dilemma Hesba Stretton
  • Down below the cabman and tobacconist were engaged in conversation.

    Fraternity John Galsworthy
  • But she had to dry her eyes quickly because the cabman had stopped and was speaking through the window.

    Captivity M. Leonora Eyles
  • "If you would be so kind as to pay the cabman," he stammered.

British Dictionary definitions for cabman


noun (pl) -men
the driver of a cab
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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