Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A cabdriver.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A cabdriver, someone who drives a taxi.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Sticky; clammy.
  • n. A cab-driver or cabman.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who drives a taxi for a living

Etymologies

cab1 + -y3.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
cab +‎ -y. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • When we told him there wasn't a trace of Tracey our cabby was being a touch churlish, as Ms. Emin is a native who really put Margate on the map, or of Mr. Hirst in the opening exhibition, he expressed surprise—and a little contrarian pleasure.

    An Eruption in Margate

  • Examining his mouth, they disputed as to his age, and called the cabby to have his opinion of the thing's fetlocks, warning each other to beware of his rearing.

    Ruggles of Red Gap

  • He swears that he will wire the cabby the money the moment he gets home, but the cabby is a total dick.

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  • Mayor Bloomberg yesterday called the cabby-on-pedicabby brawl "totally inappropriate" -- and was particularly disturbed that the pedal-pusher threw a trash can at his taxi-driving foe.

    NY Post: News

  • Just save those arguments for when they're really needed, rather than wasting them on the little things, like whether or not you spell "cabby" with a y.

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  • We eagerly took the opportunity to get down and do stamping exercises and "cabby" arms to try and get warm.

    Fanny Goes to War

  • In spite of the protest of the citizens of the great metropolis, "cabby," with his smart livery, his soft, suave and polite "want-a-cab?" was to be forever hushed by the ear-piercing jingle of the car bells and the coarse yells of the driver.

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  • “Why do you want to go there, anyway?” the cabby asks as he drives.

    Famous

  • I will give the cabby a pass for thinking I could be the pilot.

    Jamie Reidy: Self-Control

  • It's impossible to travel by air and not have somebody -- pal, girlfriend, cabby -- sing, "Have a good flight!"

    Jamie Reidy: Self-Control

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