carb

1
[ kahrb ]
/ kɑrb /
|

noun Informal.

a carburetor.

Origin of carb

1
First recorded in 1950–55; by shortening

Definition for carbs (2 of 2)

carb

2
[ kahrb ]
/ kɑrb /
Slang.

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.

Origin of carb

2
by shortening of carbohydrate
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British Dictionary definitions for carbs

carb

/ (kɑːb) /

noun

short for carburettor
short for carbohydrate

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