to grab something in greed, esp. without permission
1965-70; perh. blend of snack + scarf
"to take, grab," by 1989. Related: Snarfed; snarfing.
To eat; gobble; scarf: We can think of a lot of places we would like to eat chocolate, snarf down a few burgers, and gawk at shiny cars
[1968+; in early 1980s computer slang, defined in the Hacker'sDictonary as''tosnarf,sometimeswiththeconnotation of absorbing, processing, or understanding'']
To take or grab: How to Keep Bandits From ''Snarfing'' Your Passwords (1980s+)