Carbage vs Garbage - What's the difference?

carbage | garbage |

As nouns the difference between carbage and garbage

is that 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 while garbage is the bowels of an animal; refuse parts of flesh; offal.

As a verb garbage is

(obsolete) to eviscerate.



Etymology 1

Possibly from garbage.


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

    * OED

    Etymology 2



  • 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 .



    Alternative forms

    * garbidge


  • The bowels of an animal; refuse parts of flesh; offal.
  • Food waste material of any kind.
  • Garbage is collected on Tuesdays; rubbish on Fridays
  • Useless or disposable material; waste material of any kind.
  • The garbage truck collects all residential municipal waste.
  • A place or receptacle for waste material.
  • He threw the newspaper into the garbage .
  • Nonsense; gibberish.
  • (often, attributively) Something or someone worthless.
  • * 2009 , David R. Portney, 129 More Seminar Speaking Success Tips , ISBN 9780967851488, p. 8:
  • Forget about that garbage advice to “act natural”.


    * junk, refuse, rubbish, trash, waste * See also


    * artifact, asset, catch, find, prize, recyclable, resource, treasure, valuable

    Derived terms

    * garbage bag * garbage bin * garbage can * garbage collect * garbage collector * garbage collection * garbage disposal * garbage dump * * garbage man * garbage mitt * garbage scow * garbage time * garbage truck * garbo * garbologist


  • (obsolete) To eviscerate.
  • * 1674 , , ''The Passenger Pigeon , 1907, The Outing Publishing Company):
  • I have bought at Boston a dozen Pidgeons ready pulled and garbidged for three pence.


    * gut * disembowel * eviscerate

    See also

    * American English