barf

verb \ ˈbärf \
|Updated on: 15 Jun 2018

Definition of barf

barfed; barfing; barfs
US, informal : vomit
  • Acute mountain sickness is typified by a headache that feels as if Thor himself is hammering your brain and by a strong desire to barf.
  • —Douglas Gantenbein
  • In a pure Madonna moment, she sticks two fingers down her throat and pretends to barf.
  • —Peter Travers

barf

noun, US, informal
    • "Lemme take you to the bar," he yells to a guest who bellies up and immediately skids in a puddle of barf.
    • —Guy Trebay

Examples of barf in a Sentence

  1. The movie was so disgusting that it made me want to barf.

  2. the movie's in-your-face violence made us want to barf

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Origin and Etymology of barf

origin unknown

barf Synonyms

Related Words

disgorge, regurgitate;

eject, expel;

nauseate;

Phrases

lose one's lunch [slang], toss one's cookies;


BARF Defined for Kids

barf

verb \ ˈbärf \

Definition of barf for Students

barfed; barfing
: 2vomit


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