rolf

[ rolf ]
/ rɒlf /

verb (used without object) Slang.

to vomit.

Origin of rolf

1970–75, Americanism; apparently variant of ralph

Definition for rolf (2 of 3)

Rolf

1
[ rawlf, rolf ]
/ rɔlf, rɒlf /

verb (used with object)

to massage using the techniques of Rolfing.

Origin of Rolf

1
1965–70; after Ida P. Rolf (1897–1979), U.S. physiotherapist who invented the techniques
Related formsRolf·er, noun

Definition for rolf (3 of 3)

Rolf

2
[ rolf ]
/ rɒlf /

noun

Also called Rolf the Ganger [gang-er] /ˈgæŋ ər/. Rollo(def 1).
a male given name: from Scandinavian words meaning “glory” and “wolf.”
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British Dictionary definitions for rolf

Rolf

Rolf the Ganger

/ (rɒlf) /

noun

other names for Rollo
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Word Origin and History for rolf

Rolf


masc. proper name, introduced in England by the Normans, from Old Norse Hrolfr, related to Old High German Hrodulf, literally "wolf of fame" (see Rudolph). Rolfing (1972) as a deep massage technique is named for U.S. physiotherapist Ida P. Rolf (1897-1979), and first attested 1958, as Rolf Technique.

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