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Definition of scarf


  • To eat hastily, usually implies a general satisfaction with the quality of the food.
    Dude, I totally scarfed that burrito.

    Last edited on Mar 25 2002. Submitted by Josh T. from Seattle, WA, USA on Mar 25 2002.

  • To hog or snatch up
    He scarfed up all the pizza.

    Last edited on Jan 12 2003. Submitted by Brian M. from Syracuse, NY, USA on Jan 12 2003.

  • to eat enthusiastically/greedily.
    After saying I didn't like key lime pie, I scarfed the one served by that restaurant.

    Last edited on Jan 15 2003. Submitted by susan s. from New York, NY, USA on Jan 15 2003.

  • To eat a lot, quickly. Also used to describe bulimia, as in "scarf and barf." Glommed from the movie "Valley Girl" in the early 80s.
    I'm gonna puke - I scarfed that whole pizza in, like, 2 minutes.

    Last edited on Jan 30 2003. Submitted by Betsy R. from Lewisville, TX, USA on Jan 30 2003.

verb - transitive

  • to steal, quickly, under someone's nose perhaps, to snatch

    Last edited on Apr 30 2018. Submitted by Anonymous on Apr 30 2018.

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