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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
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British Dictionary definitions for carbs

carb

/kɑːb/
noun
1.
short for carburettor
2.
short for carbohydrate
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Word Origin and History for carbs
n.

see carb.

carb

n.

1942 as an abbreviation of carburetor; c.2000 as short for carbohydrate.

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Slang definitions & phrases for carbs

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.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Related Abbreviations for carbs

carb

  1. carburetor
  2. carbohydrate
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