|Swell’s Night Guide 51: It vas hout-and-hout good scoff, and no flies.|
|What I Heard, Saw, and Did 11: On being asked [...] whether I was going to have any scauf* [...] (*Anything to eat).|
|Southern Africa 269: He promises them plenty of cattle and cows, meal, milk and scoff (food).|
|Anaconda Standard (MT) 15 Dec. 10/1: He didn’t need to say that he wanted the ‘price of er scoff.’ He looked so hungry.|
|Tramping with Tramps 232: Them fires [...] is where you cook your scoff [food].|
|letter in Africanderisms (1913) 446: Food with the colonials was always skoff.|
|Burgher Quixote 71: ‘Niko mena skoff,’ which is kitchen Kafir for ‘Give me food’.|
|Truth (Sydney) 20 Nov. 3/6: Just to please the local trader / They leaves out the Chow to buy / Of his scoff.|
|Leaven 202: Skoff (food), unlimited skoff, with sheep meat, bullock meat, every day.|
|Secret Service in S. Afr. 76: Say you are guilty and get off with a month in tronk. It’s not bad in our tronk. No hard work, plenty of skoff.|
|Africanderisms 446: Skoff In Natal this word is used of food itself.|
|Day Book (Chicago) 1 Feb. 30/2: I sure do want to roam again / [...] / An’ tap some farmer’s home again, / Fer scoff dat’s fit to eat.|
|Morn. Tulsa Dly World (OK) 13 June 19/3: Scoffings — Something to eat.|
|Bound East for Cardiff (1923) 8: It’s hard enough [...] to be stomachin’ the skoff on this rusty lime-juicer.|
|Gay-cat 305: Scoff—food; nourishment.|
|Keys to Crookdom 416: Scoffings – food.|
|(con. WWI) Soldier and Sailor Words 260: Skoff: Food.|
|Action Stories June [Internet] Bill had his scoffings from a panikin on the floor.‘Sign of the Snake’|
|Pal Joey 92: They have used up their mocassins for scoff.|
|Really the Blues 291: The big bands are all the go and can provide them with their scoff.|
|Cold Stone Jug (1981) II 90: Of course, you are used to having skoff in only the best hotels.|
|Jungle Chase (1957) 9: Scoff? Do you want scoff?|
|Look Long Upon a Monkey 66: That scoff ready yet, china?|
|letter 10 Mar. in Leader (2000) 620: Their place is in an Old Kent Road cabmen’s shelter, taking scoff and char.|
|Start in Life (1979) 104: ‘You’re getting a bit too bloody familiar as well,’ I snapped, paying out the best part of a quid on his monumental scoff.|
|Drylongso 231: I ain’t never took nothing, neither pussy nor wine nor scoff!|
|Acid House 261: It is a good scoff [...] stodgy food.‘A Smart Cunt’ in|
|Guardian Weekend 10 July 3: Having sex or eating one’s favourite scoff.|
|Guardian 6 July 24/1: Now you can get delicious scoff: seafood in garlic.|
deprived of food, starving.
|Hiparama of the Classics 7: The Lion went zoom – snapped it up and swooped the scene and there stood the poor Indians scoffless.|
(US black) a table.
|Pittsburgh Courier (PA) 27 Apr. 7/7: Hold his defenders under the scoff-board and speil lightly.|
(US tramp) money for food collected among a group of tramps when they have been unable to beg successfully.
|Amer. Tramp and Und. Sl. 165: Scoff Jack.–Money for food; usually a collection taken by a bunch of tramps and sent to town by one or more of their number to acquire food [...] especially when it has been impossible to beg or pilfer food.|
|World to Win 58: Who did you depend on for your scoff jack?|
|World’s Toughest Prison 816: scoff jack – Money for food.|
(US black) a restaurant, a café.
|Pittsburgh Courier (PA) 8 Feb. 7/1: The law picked up on him stached in a scoff [...] joint and snatched him back to Bean Town.|
(US black) a restaurant, a café.
|Pittsburgh Courier (PA) 27 Apr. 7/7: Whe you fall into a scoff pad and you are beat for a rough or so, play the high-speiler.|
(US) a restaurant, a café.
|Black Mask Stories (2010) 229/1: Hansard jerked his head toward the Coffee Shop. ‘Parked in front of the scoff-shop down there.’.‘Ten Carats of Lead’ in|
|Orig. Hbk of Harlem Jive 19: A lotta grays and some ungroovy spooks, for that matter, are going to get conked up good before everybody sits down and cops a scoff from the same oak spread. [Ibid.] 78: ‘Knock a scoff,’ he says. He means, eat a meal.|