curb·​side | \ ˈkərb-ˌsīd How to pronounce curbside (audio) \
variants: US curbside or British kerbside
plural curbsides

Definition of curbside

1 : 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 recyclinga ban on curbside parkingrestaurants/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]
2 : 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 In certain places, for those willing to venture outside their home, recycling opportunities don't end at the curbside. Laura Doan, CBS News, 22 Apr. 2022 Picking up the perfect bra on sale with same-day curbside pickup, of course. Jake Smith, Glamour, 22 July 2022 Garbage should be placed at the curbside on the morning of collection and not the previous night. Christopher Keating, Hartford Courant, 21 May 2022 And the material is not recyclable on the curbside. Laura Doan, CBS News, 22 Apr. 2022 Drop-offs before your flight will still be at curbside. Kelly Yamanouchi, ajc, 16 Nov. 2021 In one photo, the actor is seen bending over by the curbside, and in another speaking on the phone. Saphora Smith, NBC News, 22 Oct. 2021 The liners inside each box are made from recycled paper and corn starch and are now certified 100% curbside recyclable by the Sustainable Packaging Coalition. Stefani Sassos, Ms, Rdn, Cso, Cdn, Nasm-cpt, Good Housekeeping, 16 June 2022 The deal is for pick up, curbside and delivery orders but the discount doe not apply to delivery fees or tax. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, 18 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of curbside

1884, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of curbside was in 1884

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12 Aug 2022

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“Curbside.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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