- a member of an Indian people that formerly inhabited the S West Indies and the N coast of South America, where some members of this people still remain
- the family of languages of the Caribs
Origin of CaribAmerican Spanish from Spanish caribe, caribal, altered from canibal: see cannibal
nounpl. Carib, or Car·ibs
- also Car·i·ban A member of a group of American Indian peoples of northern South America, the Lesser Antilles, and the eastern coast of Central America.
- Any of the languages of the Carib.
Origin of CaribSpanish Caribe from earlier Carib karibna person, Carib
(plural Caribs or Carib)
- A member of this people.
- (law, sciences) Abbreviation of Caribbean.
Usage notesSee also: Carib
This is an abbreviation of this term sometimes used in legal citations, and in some other citation formats.