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[kab-ee] /ˈkæb i/
noun, plural cabbies. Informal.
Origin of cabby
1855-60; cab(driver) + -y2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The cabby started his horse round the corner into the avenue.

    Mortmain Arthur Cheny Train
  • For the English are accustomed to Shakespeare, and to the London cabby.

    Appearances Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
  • You mustn't 'ave much flesh and blood, as a cabby, I tell you.

  • So much I read on her paper while the cabby dropped a grin from his perch.

    Embarrassments Henry James
  • cabby was certainly here at his best—the bow was unstrung, and he seemed to be enjoying himself.

    Original Penny Readings George Manville Fenn
  • The cabby turned at him his enormous and inflamed countenance truculently.

    The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad
  • But it broke the spell this time and I had my cabby unload my bags on the bank and bade him good-night.

    A Labrador Doctor Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
  • In the background the cabby loitered, gnawed by insatiable curiosity.

    The Black Bag Louis Joseph Vance
  • Where shall I tell the cabby to go this time, Miss Calendar?

    The Black Bag Louis Joseph Vance

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