Definition of cabbie in English:


(also cabby)


  • A taxicab driver.

    • ‘The window rolled down, and a mustached face of a stereotypical London cabbie poked out.’
    • ‘For this former cabbie, commerce is simply a part, albeit a very large one, of being an artist.’
    • ‘Detectives believe the driver may have been an unlicensed, bogus cabbie.’
    • ‘A former Glasgow cabbie, he set up the business almost three years ago with two colleagues.’
    • ‘In other words; if you own a car in Kyiv you are therefore a cabbie.’
    • ‘By anyone's reckoning, this cabbie's son from the east end of London has, as they say, made good - and been rewarded for it.’
    • ‘Like I said, crooked cabbies are a tiny minority.’
    • ‘City cabbies protest by not stopping for fares.’
    • ‘Most of that time was spent being stuck in traffic while the cabbie cursed about the other drivers.’
    • ‘He's not just any cabbie - and she's not just any lawyer.’
    • ‘According to one cabbie, the unlicensed drivers are touting for trade on Chislehurst High Street without insurance and picking up unsuspecting customers.’
    • ‘I didn't want some cabbie in New York to know the secrets of my life.’
    • ‘However, the true attitude of these knights of the road was explained by one cabbie last week.’
    • ‘Berlin is a scary place to drive, and my mother had asked this cabbie how on earth he could handle it without exploding and going crazy.’
    • ‘More than 600 people voted in categories ranging from best bar and best live music venue to best cabbie and best family day out.’
    • ‘Although the report found that minicab drivers weren't quite so bad, one cabbie alarmed his passenger when he took both hands off the steering wheel to play with his mobile phone.’
    • ‘He committed another crime by catching the cab with no intention of paying and another crime by stealing from the fatally injured cabbie.’
    • ‘The authorities will be able to deport a harmless Egyptian cabbie who came to Britain as an economic migrant, for breaking immigration rules.’
    • ‘You'll see snake charmers, vendors hawking everything under the sun, the occasional elephant and taxi drivers that put a New York cabbie to shame.’
    • ‘But for one Kingston cabbie the mass exodus of bars and clubs is a time to avoid.’