cab·​bie | \ ˈka-bē How to pronounce cabbie (audio) \
variants: or cabby
plural cabbies

Definition of cabbie

Examples of cabbie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After the attack, the cabbie started driving again and Smithson jumped out of the car at a red light. Kayla Webley Adler, Marie Claire, "The First Crime Against Them Is Rape. The Second Is Being Billed for It," 5 Dec. 2019 The profiles start with a propulsive bang: Tony the cabbie, a fan favorite, and his rough-and-tumble Cockney exhortations. Sarah Larson, The New Yorker, "“63 Up” and the Child in All of Us," 27 Nov. 2019 The hero is ostensibly Marc Spector, a mercenary who has numerous alter egos — cabbie Jake Lockley and millionaire playboy Steven Grant — in order to better fight the criminal underworld. Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, "Marvel's 'Moon Knight' Series Finds Its Head Writer With 'Umbrella Academy' Series Developer (Exclusive)," 8 Nov. 2019 There had been a pistarckle with the cabbie who brought her to the rendezvous. Richard Brookhiser, National Review, "Lost and Found," 24 Oct. 2019 The former comes across like a Death of a Salesman parody as Casella’s New-York-tenement-apartment-dwelling cabbie attempts to secure a taxi medallion while meeting with scorn, derision, and overcooked liver from his wife (Miriam Silverman). Clark Collis,, "Ethan Coen attempts to tie America together in A Play is a Poem," 23 Sep. 2019 Griping about the liver on his plate is not Jackie Gleason but Casella playing a cabbie with a big idea. Jordan Riefe, The Hollywood Reporter, "'A Play Is a Poem': Theater Review," 22 Sep. 2019 Each of its five episodes centers on a cabbie in a different city: Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Rome, Helsinki. Mark Feeney,, "Kumail Nanjiani gets behind the wheel in ‘Stuber’," 11 July 2019 Boyce, 21, whose cabbie father stashed bail money in a cookie jar in case his gay son was swept up in a raid, soon found himself in a staredown with a cop amid an unwavering crowd – and near the flame that ignited a revolution for LGBTQ equality. Susan Miller, USA TODAY, "Stonewall Forever: 50 years later, digital monument debuts. LGBTQ activists say it couldn't be more timely.," 4 June 2019

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First Known Use of cabbie

1840, in the meaning defined above

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1 Jan 2020

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“Cabbie.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 26 January 2020.

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