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cabby

or cab·bie

[kab-ee]
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noun, plural cab·bies. Informal.
  1. a cabdriver.
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Origin of cabby

First recorded in 1855–60; cab(driver) + -y2
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Related Words

operator, jockey, motorist, trainer, chauffeur, whip, hack, coachman, handler, cabbie, cabby, cabman, hackman, autoist, leadfoot

Examples from the Web for cabbie

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  • 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

  • "The worst is nothing compared to those boys," the cabbie said.

    Occasion for Disaster

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • "Because Shellenberger was State's attorney, after all," the cabbie said.

    Occasion for Disaster

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • "Why, it is better than even that I still can," the cabbie said.

    Occasion for Disaster

    Gordon Randall Garrett


British Dictionary definitions for cabbie

cabbie

cabby

noun plural -bies
  1. informal a cab driver
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Word Origin and History for cabbie

n.

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

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