- a hackney coachman.
- a hackney coach.
Origin of jarvey
1790–1800; special use of Jarvey, variant of Jarvis proper name
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Examples from the Web for jarvey
The jarvey cracked his whip, and off they went in a brace of shakes.Caught In The Net
This title has almost supplanted the more ancient one of jarvey.The Slang Dictionary
John Camden Hotten
Perhaps a little more of this jarvey's talk will not be uninteresting.Just Irish
Charles Battell Loomis
Hands stuck in his trousers' pockets, jarvey off for the day, singing.
But as luck would have it the jarvey got the nag's head round the other way and off with him.
- British informal, obsolete a hackney coachman
C19: from Jarvey, familiar form of personal name Jarvis
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