Definition of cabbie in US English:


(also cabby)

nounPlural cabbies

  • A taxicab driver.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘And then he held on to the cab with one hand while he felt in his pocket for a coin to pay the cabby.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘More than 600 people voted in categories ranging from best bar and best live music venue to best cabbie and best family day out.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘At 3am, the cabby can double up as a perky deejay.’
    • ‘He's not just any cabbie - and she's not just any lawyer.’
    • ‘For this former cabbie, commerce is simply a part, albeit a very large one, of being an artist.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘However, the true attitude of these knights of the road was explained by one cabbie last week.’
    • ‘In other words; if you own a car in Kyiv you are therefore a cabbie.’
    • ‘He committed another crime by catching the cab with no intention of paying and another crime by stealing from the fatally injured cabbie.’
    • ‘Most of that time was spent being stuck in traffic while the cabbie cursed about the other drivers.’
    • ‘A former Glasgow cabbie, he set up the business almost three years ago with two colleagues.’
    • ‘Whether empathizing with the cabby or with the kid in the tree, every man will find reflections of himself in this collection.’
    • ‘City cabbies protest by not stopping for fares.’
    • ‘We got a ride with a cabby to the library downtown.’
    • ‘Catherine and the cabby stepped out of the Taxi.’
    • ‘A random passerby screamed, and the cabby erupted in laughter.’
    • ‘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?’
    • ‘The authorities will be able to deport a harmless Egyptian cabbie who came to Britain as an economic migrant, for breaking immigration rules.’
    • ‘I was so moved that I actually asked my cabby if we could turn around and go back (he declined).’
    • ‘One hand clutched a faded newspaper while the other slipped the cabby a ten and slammed the door.’
    • ‘The window rolled down, and a mustached face of a stereotypical London cabbie poked out.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Like I said, crooked cabbies are a tiny minority.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘This isn't the way to Piccadilly driver’ said April, looking at the cabby's eyes in the rearview mirror.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘According to one cabbie, the unlicensed drivers are touting for trade on Chislehurst High Street without insurance and picking up unsuspecting customers.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘But for one Kingston cabbie the mass exodus of bars and clubs is a time to avoid.’
    • ‘I didn't want some cabbie in New York to know the secrets of my life.’
    • ‘It's the plastic surgeon and the cabby who brought our hero to his office.’
    • ‘Detectives believe the driver may have been an unlicensed, bogus cabbie.’