carb

1
[ kahrb ]

verb (used without object)
  1. 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 carb

1
By shortening of carbohydrate

Other definitions for carb (2 of 3)

carb2
[ kahrb ]

nounInformal.

Origin of carb

2
First recorded in 1950–55; by shortening

Other definitions for carb- (3 of 3)

carb-

  1. variant of carbo- before a vowel: carbazole.

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How to use carb in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for carb

carb

/ (kɑːb) /


noun
  1. short for carburettor

  2. short for carbohydrate

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