[kab-muh n]

noun, plural cab·men.

Origin of cabman

First recorded in 1825–35; cab1 + -man Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for cabman

hack, cabbie, cabby, hackman

Examples from the Web for cabman

Historical Examples of cabman

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

    The Secret Agent

    Joseph Conrad

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

    The Secret Agent

    Joseph Conrad

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

    The Secret Agent

    Joseph Conrad

  • "'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

British Dictionary definitions for cabman


noun plural -men

the driver of a cab
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