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[kab-muh n] /ˈkæb mən/
noun, plural cabmen.
Origin of cabman
1825-35; cab1 + -man Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I appeared to produce almost the same impression on him which I had produced on the cabman.

    The Moonstone Wilkie Collins
  • And looking at the cabman, Stevie perceived this clearly, because he was reasonable.

    The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad
  • The cabman bought a torch from a passer-by, and stuck it in his whip-barrel.

    A Son of Hagar Sir Hall Caine
  • He remained behind, and paid the cabman out of his own loose silver.

    The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad
  • I love you like a brother, but I want an English cabman, who will be funny and ask me what his fare 'is.'

    Tremendous Trifles G. K. Chesterton
  • "'Ere we are, sir," said the cabman's nephew, pausing at the head of the steps.

    The Black Bag Louis Joseph Vance
  • I felt safer when the cabman set me down at the house where I lodged, and I ran up-stairs to my little room.

    The Doctor's Dilemma Hesba Stretton
  • The Tuttle person now approached his cabman, who had waited beside the curb.

    Ruggles of Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson
  • But she had to dry her eyes quickly because the cabman had stopped and was speaking through the window.

    Captivity M. Leonora Eyles
  • Then to my amazement Cousin Egbert insisted that our cabman should sit at table with us.

    Ruggles of Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for cabman


noun (pl) -men
the driver of a cab
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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