carb

noun (1)
\ ˈkärb How to pronounce carb (audio) \

Definition of carb

 (Entry 1 of 3)

slang

carb

noun (2)
\ ˈkärb How to pronounce carb (audio) \
variants: or carbo \ ˈkär-​(ˌ)bō How to pronounce carb (audio) \

Definition of carb (Entry 2 of 3)

: carbohydrate also : a high-carbohydrate food usually used in plural
variants: or carbo-

Definition of carb- (Entry 3 of 3)

: carbon : carbonic : carbonyl : carboxyl carbide carbohydrate

First Known Use of carb

Noun (1)

circa 1942, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1965, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for carb

Combining form

French, from carbone

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“Carb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carb. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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carb

noun
\ ˈkärb How to pronounce carb (audio) \
variants: or carbo \ ˈkär-​ˌbō How to pronounce carb (audio) \

Medical Definition of carb

: carbohydrate also : a high-carbohydrate food usually used in plural

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