"cab" Definition

  1. in statutory language, “a hackney carriage drawn by one horse.” Abbreviated from the _French_ CABRIOLET; originally meaning “a light low chaise.” The wags of Paris playing upon the word (quasi _cabri_ au lait) used to call a superior turn-out of the kind a _cabri au crême_. Our abbreviation, which certainly smacks of slang, has been stamped with the authority of the Legislature, and has been honoured by universal custom.
  2. to stick together, to muck, or tumble up.—_Devonshire._

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Position in the dictionary: 467 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: cabbage, cabbage-head, cabby, caboose, cackle-tub, cackling-cove, cad, cadge, cadging, cag
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