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1. The device that mixes fuel and air in internal-combustion engines. The term is short for "carburetor." Ugh, my car won't start—I think I need a new carb.
2. A hole on the side of a bong or other pipe that affects airflow. One typically covers the carburetor to allow smoke to fill the chamber and then uncovers it to inhale the smoke. The term is short for "carburetor." Hold the carb and then release the smoke and inhale.


A shortening of "carbohydrates," often referring to food containing them in large quantities. "Carbos" can also be used. No bread for me, thanks—I'm not eating carbs this week. You know, these so-called protein bars are very high in carbs.
See also: carb


n. carbohydrates. (Bodybuilding and dieting. Carbs is displacing carbos.) You need more protein and less carbs.
See also: carbo


See carbos
See also: carb
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no carbs," notes a grocery director at a regional chain in the Northeast, who requested anonymity.