cabbie

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web There's cabbie Jeff (Pat Healy), a textbook failure-to-launcher who lives with concerned mom Marion (Carol Burnett). Darren Franich, EW.com, 12 Aug. 2022 Jamie Foxx plays a cabbie who picks up Cruise and agrees to keep the cab running during five stops for a few hundred bucks. cleveland, 11 June 2022 Fat Jack’s plan was simple but flawed: The cabbie would call him after collecting documents to ferry from Muskie’s campaign headquarters to the senator’s Capitol Hill office. Manuel Roig-franzia, Washington Post, 8 June 2022 Hard-luck cabbie John Winger—directionless after being fired from his job and dumped by his girlfriend—enlists in the U.S. Army with his close pal, Russell Ziskey. Travis Bean, Forbes, 23 Apr. 2022 Considered by many one of the best sci-fi films of the 1990s, Luc Besson’s flick stars Willis as a cabbie who must help recover four mystical stones essential for the defense of Earth against an impending attack. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, 19 Mar. 2022 The cabbie — a South Asian immigrant — hands him two coins. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 18 Mar. 2022 The cliches are so pervasive that people out of town are routinely disappointed by those of us who don’t talk like a cabbie in a 1940s movie, or exercise normal courtesies. Sadie Stein, Town & Country, 21 Feb. 2022 The hook is the 1967 Newark uprising, set into raging motion by a (real-life) beating of a Black cabbie by white Newark police. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, 29 Sep. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cabbie was in 1840

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Cite this Entry

“Cabbie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cabbie. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

cabbie

noun

cab·​bie
variants or cabby
plural cabbies
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