curb·​side ˈkərb-ˌsīd How to pronounce curbside (audio)
variants US curbside or British kerbside
plural curbsides
: the side of a street or other paved surface bordered by a curb (see curb entry 1 sense 1a)
parked on the curbside
often used before another noun
curbside recycling
a ban on curbside parking
restaurants/stores that offer curbside pickup/delivery [=service in which purchased items are brought to customers who wait in their automobiles in a designated area near the establishment]
: sidewalk
stood waiting on the curbside
sometimes used before another noun
a curbside café

Examples of curbside in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Trees growing right up to curbsides, and the feelings of a vast majority of residents hoping not to change much of anything on their two streets in Birmingham, which happen to lack sidewalks. Bill Laytner, Detroit Free Press, 6 Feb. 2024 Crawford reminded council and those in attendance at the council meeting that Richmond Heights remains the only Cuyahoga County community that does not collect recyclables curbside. Waste Management currently picks up Richmond Heights garbage at curbsides. cleveland, 24 Aug. 2023 The store will also feature H-E-B curbside and delivery; a two-lane, drive-through pharmacy; and a Texas Backyard department for outdoor enthusiasts. Dallas News, 25 May 2022 Rather than tossing your tree on the curbside for trash, counties offer the option of recycling Christmas trees to be turned into mulch, some for use in county parks. Amber Randall,, 31 Dec. 2020 Tory Lanez has filed a motion for a new trial after being found guilty of shooting music superstar Megan Thee Stallion on a California curbside in July 2020. Ethan Millman, Rolling Stone, 29 Mar. 2023 Residents should continue placing containers and bulk items out at the curbside on scheduled days until they are collected. Navya Gupta, Detroit Free Press, 9 Aug. 2022 Thursday, October 29th at 6024 Paseo Delicias curbside, Rancho Santa Fe. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Oct. 2020 This area is adjacent to the curbside where passengers previously waited for shuttle buses to take them from the center to the terminals. Michael Salerno, The Arizona Republic, 20 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of curbside was in 1884

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Cite this Entry

“Curbside.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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