cab·​driv·​er | \ ˈkab-ˌdrī-vər How to pronounce cabdriver (audio) \

Definition of cabdriver

: a driver of a cab

Examples of cabdriver in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even the cabdriver who brought him home caught the family joy. Star Tribune, "Readers Write: Student debt, COVID deaths, deployment's effects on kids," 28 Dec. 2020 The villagers knew that Noelline had her own giambillys, or lovers on the side, notably a handsome cabdriver from Saint Grimaud, a métis who was said to beat his penniless French mother. Andrea Lee, The New Yorker, "The Rivals," 28 Dec. 2020 No one was videotaping when David Wood, then 50, encountered officers searching outside his house in Northeast Washington for two men who had just robbed a cabdriver. Washington Post, "These are the police misconduct lawsuits the public hears little about," 23 Nov. 2020 The 36-year-old pair were raised in a creative and vibrant home, with their father—a chemist-engineer-cabdriver, well-heeled and dapper—a key inspiration, along with their mother, a seamstress from the West Indian island of Dominica. Alex Harrington, Vogue, "19 Designers—From Household Names to Emerging New Talent—On The Power of Partnership," 28 Oct. 2020 Phil Williams, a 67-year-old former cabdriver who lives in the Richmond, was hired as a trainer of enumerators. Heather Knight,, "SF census workers say they were told the counting was done. But the city tally is far from complete," 18 Sep. 2020 Javier Ordoñez, a 46-year-old cabdriver, was seen squirming, his shirt ripped, as two officers pinned him to the street Wednesday in footage that Colombian media broadcast nationally. ... Kejal Vyas, WSJ, "Protests Over Bogotá Police Killing Leave Nine Dead," 10 Sep. 2020 The four men in the case are Basaaly Saeed Moalin, a San Diego cabdriver; Mohamed Mohamed Mohamud, the imam of a City Heights mosque; Issa Doreh, who worked at a money-transfer business; and Ahmed Nasir Taalil Mohamud, an Anaheim taxi driver. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Appeals court rules NSA spying program illegal but upholds terror convictions," 2 Sep. 2020 For John Williams, a former cabdriver in Slidell, Louisiana, just outside New Orleans, the loss of the $600 landed him in a food bank line this week, waiting for groceries. Arkansas Online, "U.S. jobless claims jump back above 1 million in face of virus," 20 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of cabdriver

1825, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jan 2021

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“Cabdriver.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of cabdriver

: a person who drives a taxi

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