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He'll drive a vehicle past (5)


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'he'll drive a' is the definition.
The answer is a person as well as being a singular noun. This is suggested by the definition.

'vehicle past' is the wordplay.
'vehicle' becomes 'cab' (cab is a kind of vehicle).
'past' becomes 'by' (as in years gone by).

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(Other definitions for cabby that I've seen before include "Taxi driver" , "Taxi-driver" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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