carb

1
[ kahrb ]
/ kɑrb /
Informal.

noun

verb (used without object)

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.

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Origin of carb

1
By shortening of carbohydrate

Definition for carb (2 of 3)

carb2
[ kahrb ]
/ kɑrb /

noun Informal.

Origin of carb

2
First recorded in 1950–55; by shortening

Definition for carb (3 of 3)

carb-

variant of carbo- before a vowel: carbazole.
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British Dictionary definitions for carb

carb
/ (kɑːb) /

noun

short for carburettor
short for carbohydrate
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Medical definitions for carb

carb-

pref.

Variant ofcarbo-
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