Definition of cabby in English:


(also cabbie)


  • A taxi driver.

    ‘the cabby had some trouble finding my address’
    • ‘It's the plastic surgeon and the cabby who brought our hero to his office.’
    • ‘The cabby herself is threatened with violent repression and we can see the risks posed by the filmmaking process itself.’
    • ‘The ride would have cost about a month's salary, if the cabby had remembered to charge me.’
    • ‘I was so moved that I actually asked my cabby if we could turn around and go back (he declined).’
    • ‘Tension rose as the other bus drivers became involved in the scuffle, which was momentarily resolved when traffic police detained the cabby and dismissed the bus drivers.’
    • ‘So I get the cabby to drop me off by his house only i t took a bit of difficulty remembering where it was as I'd only been there a couple of times before.’
    • ‘But what about my cabby's fear of losing his English identity?’
    • ‘The cab driver was parked up outside Broadcasting House and was sitting in the back of the cab with his brother who was also a cabby.’
    • ‘Whether empathizing with the cabby or with the kid in the tree, every man will find reflections of himself in this collection.’
    • ‘There is an arrival fee of $1.20 on cab rides into the city, but if you make that $20 the cabby will probably sit in your lap as he drives.’
    • ‘And then he held on to the cab with one hand while he felt in his pocket for a coin to pay the cabby.’
    • ‘A random passerby screamed, and the cabby erupted in laughter.’
    • ‘‘This isn't the way to Piccadilly driver’ said April, looking at the cabby's eyes in the rearview mirror.’
    • ‘At 3am, the cabby can double up as a perky deejay.’
    • ‘Catherine and the cabby stepped out of the Taxi.’
    • ‘There were no unoccupied taxis in the street and the crowds outside the airport bus terminal would have filled several buses, but I found a cabby there who was willing to take us to the airport for twice the usual fare.’
    • ‘Bob, I was just reading a couple of articles that came out just within the past few minutes, and tell me if you've learned more about this with regard to the cabby.’
    • ‘We got a ride with a cabby to the library downtown.’
    • ‘What exactly happened in those final hours on the run and why did the cabby help the fugitive check into a hotel under his own name?’
    • ‘One hand clutched a faded newspaper while the other slipped the cabby a ten and slammed the door.’