scarf

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1scarf

noun \ˈskärf\
plural scarfs

Definition of SCARF

1
:  either of the chamfered or cutaway ends that fit together to form a scarf joint
2
:  an in-line joint made by chamfering, halving, or notching two pieces to correspond and lapping them

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Origin of SCARF

Middle English skarf, probably from Old Norse skarfr butt end of a plank
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with SCARF

2scarf

transitive verb \ˈskärf\

Definition of SCARF

1
:  to unite by a scarf joint
2
:  to form a scarf on

Variants of SCARF

scarf also scarph \ˈskärf\

First Known Use of SCARF

1627

3scarf

noun
plural scarves \ˈskärvz\ or scarfs

Definition of SCARF

1
a :  a military or official sash usually indicative of rank
b archaic :  tippet 3
2
:  a broad band of cloth worn about the shoulders, around the neck, or over the head
3
:  runner 6b

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Origin of SCARF

probably modification of Middle French dialect (Norman) escreppe, Middle French escherpe sash, sling, from Old French, pilgrim's shoulder bag, from Medieval Latin scrippum
First Known Use: 1555

Other Clothing Terms

babushka, brogue, bumbershoot, cravat, dishabille, furbelow, layette, raiment, spectator

4scarf

transitive verb

Definition of SCARF

1
:  to wrap, cover, or adorn with or as if with a scarf
2
:  to wrap or throw on (a scarf or mantle) loosely

First Known Use of SCARF

1598

Other Clothing Terms

babushka, brogue, bumbershoot, cravat, dishabille, furbelow, layette, raiment, spectator

5scarf

transitive verb

Definition of SCARF

1
:  scoff 1 <scarfed down my sandwich>
2
:  snap 2 <scarfed up the best seats>

Origin of SCARF

by alteration
First Known Use: circa 1960

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