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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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  • And looking at the cabman, Stevie perceived this clearly, because he was reasonable.

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  • The cabman went on with his leisurely preparations as if Stevie had not existed.

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  • He remained behind, and paid the cabman out of his own loose silver.

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  • "'Ere we are, sir," said the cabman's nephew, pausing at the head of the steps.

    The Black Bag Louis Joseph Vance
  • The cabman druv 'im to somewhere on South Street, by the wharves.

    The Mystery of Murray Davenport Robert Neilson Stephens
  • The Tuttle person now approached his cabman, who had waited beside the curb.

    Ruggles of Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson
  • The latter hereupon addressed the cabman who had now come up.

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  • Then to my amazement Cousin Egbert insisted that our cabman should sit at table with us.

    Ruggles of Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson
  • He stepped back and confronted the cabman, who was rubbing his eyes.

    The Avenger E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • "See if you can hear the address that lady gives her cabman," he whispered.

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British Dictionary definitions for cabman


noun (pl) -men
the driver of a cab
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