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 His mother was a governess who emigrated from Germany and his father a cabdriver from New York. Washington Post, "William Friend, an influential chemical engineer, dies of complications from covid-19," 2 Apr. 2021 The men originally leased their S Street headquarters for $50 a month from Ernest Smith, a cabdriver who was a club member before he was killed in 1999. Paul Schwartzman, Washington Post, "‘We’re losing a piece of our history’," 19 Mar. 2021 Twelve years later, on a scorchingly hot day, Irene, in need of refreshment, lets a cabdriver ferry her to a hotel in Chicago where Blacks are not allowed. Hilton Als, The New Yorker, "Acting Black and White Onscreen," 22 Feb. 2021 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

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First Known Use of cabdriver

1825, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cabdriver was in 1825

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11 Apr 2021

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“Cabdriver.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of cabdriver

: a person who drives a taxi

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