\ ˈsnärf How to pronounce snarf (audio) \
snarfed; snarfing; snarfs

Definition of snarf

transitive verb

: scoff entry 3 sense 1 snarfed down some pizza

Examples of snarf in a Sentence

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About 16% of the kids held out for just 30 seconds or less before snarfing the treat, and about 38% held out for 10 minutes. Melissa Healy,, "The surprising thing the 'marshmallow test' reveals about kids in an instant-gratification world," 26 June 2018 Under the hood is the same fuel-snarfing 381-horsepower V-8 engine. Robert Duffer,, "2018 Toyota Sequoia review: What’s old is not new," 19 Mar. 2018 Right now, his customers tend to snarf their pizza while standing at his counter or take pies to go, risking major laundry issues or worse. Michael Klein,, "At Pizzeria Beddia, they wait for hours in line for the final* pies," 30 Mar. 2018 For the past couple of weeks, Burger Battle judges have been snarfing their way through round one, trying out a collective 32 burgers across Tarrant, Johnson and Parker counties. star-telegram, "Round 1 is in the books, Burger Battle fans. Here are the patties that prevailed," 14 Sep. 2017 Had a great time there, drinking a few of the 100-plus beers on tap and snarfing down an excellent sausage. Peter Rowe,, "A toast to Coronado and Mike Hess breweries, celebrating anniversaries Saturday," 28 July 2017 Rank-and-file members of the CIA and the NSA morphed in the popular imagination from metadata-snarfing desk jockeys to brave sleeper agents of the Deep State, bent on sinking the president’s leaky ship. Simon Van Zuylen-wood, Daily Intelligencer, "The Man Who Made Liberals Newly Enamored of the Deep State," 11 July 2017 There are the requisite partyers snarfing coke up their nostrils (and other orifices). James Poniewozik, New York Times, "Review: FX’s ‘Snowfall’ Dramatizes an Origin Story for Crack Cocaine," 3 July 2017 As the Patriots quarterback snarfs down a pancake, the camera spins around to a new angle and shows the crumbs falling from his mouth. Jimmy Golen, The Mercury News, "Be the player: Immersive instant replay to highlight Super Bowl broadcast," 12 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of snarf

circa 1963, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for snarf

perhaps blend of snack entry 2 and scarf entry 3

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