barf

verb
\ ˈbärf How to pronounce barf (audio) \
barfed; barfing; barfs

Definition of barf

intransitive verb

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

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Other Words from barf

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

The movie was so disgusting that it made me want to barf. the movie's in-your-face violence made us want to barf
Recent Examples on the Web Mike has to barf at the violent movie, and Jacob owns him for it. Emma Specter, Vogue, 30 July 2021 Your pulse speeds up, you get flushed, have a headache, feel weak and dizzy, then barf. Popular Science, 11 Mar. 2020 Your pulse speeds up, you get flushed, have a headache, feel weak and dizzy, then barf. Popular Science, 11 Mar. 2020 Your pulse speeds up, you get flushed, have a headache, feel weak and dizzy, then barf. Popular Science, 11 Mar. 2020 Your pulse speeds up, you get flushed, have a headache, feel weak and dizzy, then barf. Popular Science, 11 Mar. 2020 Your pulse speeds up, you get flushed, have a headache, feel weak and dizzy, then barf. Popular Science, 11 Mar. 2020 Your pulse speeds up, you get flushed, have a headache, feel weak and dizzy, then barf. Popular Science, 11 Mar. 2020 Your pulse speeds up, you get flushed, have a headache, feel weak and dizzy, then barf. Popular Science, 11 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of barf

1956, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for barf

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“Barf.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barf. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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barf

verb

English Language Learners Definition of barf

: vomit

barf

verb
\ ˈbärf How to pronounce barf (audio) \
barfed; barfing

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