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carb1

[kahrb] /kɑrb/
noun, Informal.
1.
a carburetor.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; by shortening

carb2

[kahrb] /kɑrb/
noun
verb (used without object)
2.
to eat large quantities of carbohydrates before a major physical exertion in order to store up energy (usually followed by up):
Some marathon runners carb up on spaghetti the night before a race.
Origin
by shortening of carbohydrate

carb-

1.
variant of carbo- before a vowel:
carbazole.
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Examples for carb
  • They're expensive, but have a lot of fiber and really curb that carb craving.
  • And look at the swill you are serving in the dorms--a carb-addict's dream.
  • Then there are the muscles, which account for about three-quarters of all carb reserves.
  • Other than if you're on a low salt or no-carb diet, it's a great little dish.
  • And though both groups' moods improved after two months, only the low-fat, high-carb group kept up the good feelings.
  • Some are high carb, while others high fat and protein.
  • The low-carb craze is claiming casualties and more are likely as growth slows.
  • Low carb diets generally restrict the amount of carbohydrates but do not restrict protein sources.
  • Thanks to the erroneous food pyramid and the carb companies that fool us to eat their cheap cereals, chips, and snacks.
  • The words alone are enough to evoke thoughts of hours upon hours of flour flinging for a single bowl of everyone's favorite carb.
British Dictionary definitions for carb

carb

/kɑːb/
noun
1.
short for carburettor
2.
short for carbohydrate
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Word Origin and History for carb
carb
1942 as an abbreviation of carburetor; c.2000 as short for carbohydrate.
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carb in Medicine

carb- pref.
Variant of carbo-.

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Slang definitions & phrases for carb

carb

noun

Carbohydrate; food mainly consisting of carbohydrates: can't live without carbs


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Related Abbreviations for carb

carb

  1. carburetor
  2. carbohydrate
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