Origin of snarfuncertain or unknown; perhaps echoic
transitive verbsnarfed, snarf·ing, snarfs Slang
Origin of snarfProbably sn(ort) (sc)arf 3
(third-person singular simple present snarfs, present participle snarfing, simple past and past participle snarfed)
- (slang) To eat or consume greedily.
- He snarfed a whole bag of chips in a couple of minutes!
- (slang) To take something by dubious means, but without the connotations of stealing; to take something without regard to etiquette.
- I snarfed a bunch of freebies from the vendor's booth when he wasn't looking.
- (slang) To expel fluid or food through the mouth or nostrils accidentally, usually while attempting to stifle laughter with one's mouth full.
- It was so funny, I snarfed my milk onto my keyboard.
- (slang, computing) To slurp (computing slang sense); to load in entirety; to copy as a whole.
- I snarfed the whole database into my program.