cabdriver

noun
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 Others pay people with cars — including hacks, or unlicensed cabdrivers — high rates to take them back and forth. Talia Richman, Washington Post, "Baltimore residents who live in food deserts can now take a subsidized Lyft ride to grocery store," 26 Nov. 2019 Others pay people with cars — including hacks, or unlicensed cabdrivers — high rates to take them back and forth. Talia Richman, baltimoresun.com, "Baltimore is bringing subsidized Lyft rides to people who live in ‘food deserts’," 18 Nov. 2019 While there haven’t been layoffs, some workers are receiving monthly salaries of as little as $220, forcing many to find second jobs as couriers or cabdrivers, the technician said. WSJ, "China’s Car Slump Leaves Foreign Auto Makers With Idle Factories," 25 Dec. 2018 Philippe Quint played a thank-you concert at Newark Liberty International Airport in 2008 after a cabdriver there returned his $4 million violin. Iliana Magra, New York Times, "He Left His 310-Year-Old Violin on a Train. He Retrieved It in a Parking Lot.," 3 Nov. 2019 Philippe Quint played a thank-you concert at Newark Liberty International Airport in 2008 after a cabdriver there returned his $4 million violin. BostonGlobe.com, "LONDON — Stephen Morris, a professional musician, was so exhausted after a long day in the recording studio that when he got off a train in southeastern London Oct. 22, he did not realize he had left his 310-year-old violin behind.," 4 Nov. 2019 Many of the more than 4,000 cabdrivers who bought medallions in that period were low-income immigrants who did not speak English fluently and signed interest-only loans or other lopsided agreements. BostonGlobe.com, "Federal investigation targets a loan system crushing New York cabdrivers - The Boston Globe," 11 Sep. 2019 Many San Francisco cabdrivers say they are mired in debt paying off their $250,000 medallions — permits allowing them to run their own cabs. Carolyn Said, SFChronicle.com, "‘We cannot make a living’: SF cabdrivers’ debts mount amid Uber, Lyft battle," 23 Aug. 2019 But the band was dissolved that year, soon after Dudu Ndlovu, Mr. Clegg’s drummer and onstage dance partner, was shot to death, apparently while trying to mediate in a conflict between rival cabdrivers. Alan Cowell, New York Times, "Johnny Clegg, South African Singer Who Battled Apartheid With Music, Is Dead at 66," 17 July 2019

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First Known Use of cabdriver

1825, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jan 2020

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“Cabdriver.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cabdriver. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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cabdriver

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English Language Learners Definition of cabdriver

: a person who drives a taxi

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