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[snahrf] /snɑrf/
verb (used with object), Slang.
to eat quickly and voraciously; scarf (often followed by down or up). Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for snarf


(informal) to eat or drink greedily
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Contemporary definitions for snarf
transitive verb

to grab something in greed, esp. without permission

Word Origin

1965-70; perh. blend of snack + scarf

Usage Note

slang's 21st Century Lexicon
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Word Origin and History for snarf

"to take, grab," by 1989. Related: Snarfed; snarfing.

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Slang definitions & phrases for snarf



To take or grab: How to Keep Bandits From ''Snarfing'' Your Passwords (1980s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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snarf in Technology

/snarf/ 1. To grab, especially to grab a large document or file for the purpose of using it with or without the author's permission.
See also BLT.
2. (Unix) To fetch a file or set of files across a network.
See also blast.
3. To acquire, with little concern for legal forms or politesse (but not quite by stealing). "They were giving away samples, so I snarfed a bunch of them."
4. Synonym for slurp. "This program starts by snarfing the entire database into core."
5. (GEnie) To spray food or programming fluids due to laughing at the wrong moment. This sense appears to be widespread among mundane teenagers - ESR.
6. This term was mainstream in the late 1960s, meaning "to eat piggishly". It may still have this connotation in context.
7. A creature on the Thundercats, fond of eating, usually covertly.
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