carb

1
[kahrb]

Origin of carb

1
First recorded in 1950–55; by shortening

carb

2
[kahrb]Slang.
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

2
by shortening of carbohydrate
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British Dictionary definitions for carbs

carb

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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