from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal A carburetor.
- n. Informal A carbohydrate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Short for carbohydrate.
- n. Short for carburettor / carburetor.
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Now why he didn't use the carb is a different question ....
With the increasing popularity of low-carb diets, the word carb somehow started to stand in for calorie, the thing dieters have been told they desperately need to avoid.
I am still in carb bliss, and think I will use it to get the office cleaned up.
I understand that the network needs to constantly stay ahead of and predict trends, and they obviously do that with inductions of new shows, like the "carb"-focused ones, but surely not at the expense of the stable of veterans that built FoodTV from the beginning to what it is today.
I want to reread and digest, but at first blush it looks like long-term carb adaptation occurs so that ketosis really isn’t a problem.
This particular one contains 35 grams of carb, which is the equivalent of almost a quarter of a cup of pure sugar.
I knew it was pretty high carb, which is why I chose it as my night-before carb up.
Consequently, for years it was thought that low-carb diets reduced endurance, and the idea of carb loading was developed.
Back then, a carb was a hole on the piece that allowed you to "shotgun" your um ... green fun.
Re-building a carb was a right of passage for most of the guys I grew up with.