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barf

[bahrf] /bɑrf/
verb, noun, Slang.
1.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; expressive word of uncertain origin
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British Dictionary definitions for barfs

barf

/bɑːf/
verb (transitive)
1.
to vomit
noun
2.
the act of vomiting
3.
the matter ejected in vomiting
Word Origin
C20: probably of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for barfs

barf

v.

"to vomit or retch,"1960, American English slang, probably imitative. Related: Barfed; barfing. As a noun, from 1966. Barf bag "air sickness pouch" attested from 1966.

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Slang definitions & phrases for barfs

barf

interjection

An exclamation of strong disgust: You want to know what I think of it? Barf! (1970s+)

verb
  1. To vomit (1950s+ chiefly students)
  2. To respond strangely or with an error warning after unacceptable input: This machine barfs when I ask for a simple sort

[Computer 1980s+; probably echoic]


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Related Abbreviations for barfs

BARF

best available retrofit facility
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