Cloth vs Carbage - What's the difference?

cloth | carbage |


As nouns the difference between cloth and carbage

is that cloth is (uncountable) a woven fabric such as used in dressing, decorating, cleaning or other practical use while carbage is shreds and patches of cloth cut off by a tailor when cutting out clothes or carbage can be food that is high in carbohydrates.

cloth

English

Alternative forms

* (l) (obsolete) * (l), (l), (l) (Scotland)

Noun

(en-noun)
  • (uncountable) A woven fabric such as used in dressing, decorating, cleaning or other practical use.
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  • A piece of cloth used for a particular purpose.
  • A form of attire that represents a particular profession.
  • (in idioms) Priesthood, clergy.
  • Synonyms

    * (woven fabric) material, stuff * See also

    Derived terms

    (terms derived from "cloth") * cheesecloth * cut from the same cloth * dishcloth * facecloth * horsecloth * loincloth * man of the cloth * sackcloth * tablecloth * take the cloth * washcloth * whole cloth, from whole cloth, out of whole cloth * wire cloth

    carbage

    English

    Etymology 1

    Possibly from garbage.

    Noun

    (-)
  • Shreds and patches of cloth cut off by a tailor when cutting out clothes.
  • References

    * OED

    Etymology 2

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    Noun

    (-)
  • Food that is high in carbohydrates.
  • * 2006 , James O'Keefe & Joan O'Keefe, The Forever Young Diet and Lifestyle , Andrews McMeel (2006), ISBN 9780740754883, 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 9781605293271, 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 , ISBN 9781620510193, 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 .