[ kar-ib ]
/ ˈkær ɪb /
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noun, plural Car·ibs, (especially collectively) Car·ib. for 1.
a member of a group of Indian peoples formerly dominant through the Lesser Antilles, now found in small numbers in a few areas of the West Indies and in parts of Central America and northeastern South America.
the family of languages spoken by the Caribs.
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Origin of Carib
1545–55; <Spanish caribe<Arawak
Words nearby Carib
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How to use Carib in a sentence
Perhaps the best specimen of such ghost-words in the Journal is the name Carib.
The older Huron word for "tobacco" is derived from the Carib yuli, which itself is from a Mandingo word.
They had no small difficulty, even at that late period, in bringing the fierce Carib natives under their authority.Great Events in the History of North and South America|Charles A. Goodrich
Craddock was still hesitating between the two alternatives, when a Carib Indian came down with information.The Dealings of Captain Sharkey|A. Conan Doyle
Carib dwellings are the neatest of all; some are of cane, others of frame-work filled with mud.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 1|Hubert Howe Bancroft
British Dictionary definitions for Carib
/ (ˈkærɪb) /
plural -ibs or -ib a member of a group of American Indian peoples of NE South America and the Lesser Antilles
the family of languages spoken by these peoples
Derived forms of CaribCariban, adjective
Word Origin for Carib
C16: from Spanish Caribe, from Arawak
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