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

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Examples of cabbie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In San Francisco, a cabbie who left his lights on was sentenced to six months in jail. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, "Blackouts and air raid preparedness were taken seriously in nearly all American cities during WWII. Not Anchorage.," 1 Feb. 2021 Officers would later say the cabbie pointed in the direction of Wood’s house to indicate the suspects’ escape route. Washington Post, "These are the police misconduct lawsuits the public hears little about," 23 Nov. 2020 Fallon Mississippi cabbie Lou Bishoff, one of the last drivers in a small, raucous Southern town, does his best to ignore how close his profession is to going extinct in Lee Durkee’s jangly day-in-the-life novel. Wired Staff, Wired, "WIRED's 13 Must-Read Books for Spring," 26 Feb. 2020 This cabbie, however, was a holdover from the bad old days. Richard Brookhiser, National Review, "Lost and Found," 24 Oct. 2019 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

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1840, in the meaning defined above

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“Cabbie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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