service given to customers in parked cars, as at a drive-in restaurant.
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D’oh! Words We BlurtEver trip over a sidewalk curb? Fall down a step? Bump into someone on the street? Push a door the wrong way? What’s your first verbal instinct in these moments of surprise? Is it to blurt out some onomatopoetic non-word (QZ.com refers to them quite accurately as “interjections, exclamations, non-lexical conversational sounds”). Well, whatever they are called, we know a few gut-reaction examples (that have …
- curb ball,
- curb cut,
- curb exchange,
- curb market,
- curb roof,
- curb tenotomy,
- curb weight,
Origin of curb service
An Americanism dating back to 1930–35
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