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

Definition of cabdriver

: a driver of a cab

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Since the introduction of ride-hailing in New York, cabdriver earnings and medallion values have plummeted amid an industrywide drop in driver earnings. Paul Berger, WSJ, "Judge Stalls Congestion Fee on Manhattan Taxis," 20 Dec. 2018 Others come right out of high school, joining fathers who arrived years before to work as cabdrivers or deliverymen to support their families back home. David Gonzalez, New York Times, "African Immigrants Find an Open Door at Bronx College," 18 Feb. 2018 What is wrong with a cabdriver, or anyone else for that matter, wishing to be better educated? WSJ, "Free College Would Create Better Educated Citizens," 31 Jan. 2019 That's going to force cabdrivers to innovate, to do better, to provide better customer service. Fox News, "Trumpism vs. socialism? DeSantis, Gillum face off in Florida," 29 Aug. 2018 Recently, celebrity socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized ridesharing apps Uber and Lyft for creating financial hardship on cabdrivers. Greg Gutfeld, Fox News, "Gutfeld on a socialist's hypocrisy on Uber," 29 Aug. 2018 The study’s findings and recommendations did not focus on yellow cabdrivers. New York Times, "New York City Considers New Pay Rules for Uber Drivers," 2 July 2018 Luis Rodríguez’s cousin, a cabdriver, was hacked to pieces. David Luhnow, WSJ, "Latin America Is the Murder Capital of the World," 20 Sep. 2018 Surveillance video and a police report indicate the robbery occurred about 11:30 a.m. on Franklin Street NE as a cabdriver was helping the man in the wheelchair out of the car. Martin Weil, Washington Post, "Police say man in wheelchair robbed after exiting cab," 6 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of cabdriver

1825, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of cabdriver

: a person who drives a taxi

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