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

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He was held in so little regard that after he was struck by a cab during one offseason an acerbic columnist wrote that the cabbie should be named Boston’s Man of the Year. Bob Ryan,, "In pro sports, how much do coaches really matter?," 8 June 2019 As the weight of it all swallows him like quicksand, Hawke’s character plays like cabbie Travis Bickle recast as someone more civilized, a man of the cloth. Tom Russo,, "‘First Reformed’ is more dark musings from Schrader," 25 May 2018 Yu Mein Chow, a New York City cabbie who was found drowned in the East River in May, had taken out a loan seven years ago to buy a $700,000 medallion and was also struggling, The New York Times reported. NBC News, "In the shadow of Uber's rise, taxi driver suicides leave cabbies shaken," 7 June 2018 Driving a black car was a big step up from being a cabbie. Jessica Pressler, Daily Intelligencer, "The Tragic End to a Longtime Black-Car Driver’s Campaign Against Uber," 15 May 2018 There are others, among them the welcome return of Blind Al (Leslie Uggams), Deadpool’s tetchy neighbor, and the cabbie Dopinder (Karan Soni), yearning for adventure. Michael Phillips,, "Ryan Reynolds takes a comic high dive into 'Deadpool 2'," 14 May 2018 In Taxi Driver, Robert De Niro plays Travis Bickle, a depressed, laconic cabbie who befriends a teenage prostitute and decides that saving her will be his salvation. Steve Heisler, Chicago Reader, "Arts / Do This Post Animal at Lincoln Hall and more of the best things to do in Chicago this week," 23 Apr. 2018 Then, when one cabbie tried to climb into the back seat of the other driver’s taxi to continue the argument, the man behind the wheel hit the gas and dragged his colleague down the street, Amendola said. Jeremy C. Fox,, "Taxi driver arrested after allegedly dragging another cabbie down Brookline street," 23 Mar. 2018 In this post, for example, Bella uses her cabbie as a prop to signify a kind of authenticity. Katherine Cusumano, Teen Vogue, "Bella Hadid Has a "Harajuku" Alter Ego on Instagram Named Rebekka," 10 Apr. 2018

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1840, in the meaning defined above

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