- a carburetor.
Origin of carb1
First recorded in 1950–55; by shortening
- 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 of carb2
by shortening of carbohydrate
- variant of carbo- before a vowel: carbazole.
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Examples from the Web for carb
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That leaves you with 20 percent of your daily carb intake to have at other times of the day.
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Carb Conundrum To be clear, carbs are by themselves neither good nor bad.
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Word Origin and History for carb
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Variant ofcarbo-
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