verb, noun Slang.

1955–60; expressive word of uncertain origin Unabridged
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barf (bɑːf)
1.  to vomit
2.  the act of vomiting
3.  the matter ejected in vomiting
[C20: probably of imitative origin]

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Word Origin & History

"to vomit or retch,"1960, Amer.Eng. slang, probably onomatopoeic. Barf bag "air sickness pouch" attested from 1966.
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barf definition

  1. in.
    to empty one's stomach; to vomit. : I think I'm going to barf!
  2. n.
    vomit. : Is that barf on your shoe?
  3. in.
    [for a computer] to fail to function. : My little computer barfs about once a day. Something is wrong.
  4. interj.
    and barfola. [bɑrfˈolə]dammit; Good grief! (Often Barfola!) : Barfola! You're out of your mind! , When he said “Barf!” I felt wow, so vintage!
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