\ ˈkärb How to pronounce carb (audio) \

Definition of carb

 (Entry 1 of 3)

slang
\ ˈkärb How to pronounce carb (audio) \
variants: or carbo \ ˈkär-​(ˌ)bō How to pronounce carbo (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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The first known use of carb was circa 1942

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“Carb.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carb. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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carb

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

Medical Definition of carb

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

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