carbage

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Possibly from garbage.

Noun[edit]

carbage (uncountable)

  1. Shreds and patches of cloth cut off by a tailor when cutting out clothes.

References[edit]

  • OED

Etymology 2[edit]

Blend of carb +‎ garbage, or carb +‎ -age.

Noun[edit]

carbage (uncountable)

  1. (slang, derogatory) Food that is high in carbohydrates.
    • 2006, James O'Keefe & Joan O'Keefe, The Forever Young Diet and Lifestyle, Andrews McMeel (2006), →ISBN, page 87:
      The most important reason to avoid “carbage” like sugar, white flour, and highly processed foods is that they are foreign to our genetic makeup.
    • 2011, Tyler Graham & Drew Ramsey, The Happiness Diet: A Nutritional Prescription for a Sharp Brain, Balanced Mood, and Lean, Energized Body, Rodale (2011), →ISBN, page 41:
      This is the same process that browns foods, such as bread crust. The more carbage we eat, the more glycation occurs.
    • 2012, Mari Mancusi, Love At 11[2], →ISBN, page 59:
      A plain garden salad. That was all she ordered, making me feel like a heifer for having gotten the fried chicken quesadilla. But screw it. After the embarrassment I'd suffered, I needed major carbage.

Etymology 3[edit]

Blend of car +‎ garbage.[1]

Noun[edit]

carbage (uncountable)

  1. (informal) garbage in a car

References[edit]

  • carbage at OneLook Dictionary Search
  1. ^ Olga Kornienko, Grinin L, Ilyin I, Herrmann P, Korotayev A (2016), “Social and Economic Background of Blending”, in Globalistics and Globalization Studies: Global Transformations and Global Future[1], Uchitel Publishing House, →ISBN, pages 220–225