1. (orig. US, also scorf (up)) to eat, esp. to gobble up, to eat aggressively.
|, ,||Sl. Dict. 221: scorf to eat voraciously.|
|Potter Jrnl & News (Coudersport, PA) 19 Apr. 1/5: Lucy [...] scorfed the pie directly.|
|Sl. Dict. [as cit. 1864].|
|Sporting Times 18 June 1/5: I scorfed down [...] the four biled eggs.|
|Marvel III:53 3: The Demon comes on all covered in brimstone and blue flames, and is goin’ ter scorf up all the bloomin’ village.|
|Wise-crack Dict. 14/1: Scorf – To eat.|
|Reading (PA) Eagle 20 Mar. 7/3: If you’re hungry and decide to go out to eat, you’re ‘scauffin’ it up’.|
|Orig. Hbk of Harlem Jive 102: It’s finer than the beans you scarf in the Navy!|
|‘Hepster’s Dict.’ Mad mag. June 20: scarf – eat.|
|Chosen Few (1966) 58: Come on, let’s go scarf.|
|Current Sl. III:3 10: Scarf up, v. To eat quickly; to gulp food.|
|(con. 1940s) Tattoo (1977) 220: He skarfed the hamburger and the drink.|
|Serial 17: Rock band managers [...] scarfing up brown rice and veggies.|
|Brown’s Requiem 20: I scarfed my last burger.|
|Homeboy 84: She scarfed a bowl of Cap’n Crunch.|
|Prison Sl. 77: Jug Up To eat a prison meal […] (Archaic: Chuck, graze, scorf).|
|(con. 1986) Sweet Forever 119: He watched Anthony scarf down the rest of his food.|
|Guardian Travel 15 Jan. 12: I [...] scarfed down the lot – utterly delicious.|
|Naming of the Dead ( 2007) 485: Ironically [...] given the amount of painkillers he’d scarfed, the first thing he complained of was a thumping headache.|
2. (US campus) to pilfer, to steal.
|CUSS 188: Scarf up Take someone else’s date away.et al.|
|AS L:1/2 65: scarfvt [...] 2: Steal.‘Razorback Sl.’ in|
|Campus Sl. Mar. 7: scarf – take, steal. ‘He scarfed it from his roommate.’.|
3. (US) to perform cunnilingus.
|Freewheelin Frank 7: He used to brag how he liked to scarf pussy [...] he thought I was a pretty good one at scarfin it too.|
4. (US campus) to throw away, to abandon.
|AS L:1/2 65: scarf vt 1: Discard, throw away.‘Razorback Sl.’ in|
5. to consume, esp. in an aggressive manner.
|Current Sl. V:1 21: Scarf (up) v. To indulge in zealously.|
|Tales of the City (1984) 65: I’ve got a date tonight. Otherwise I’d be scarfing up on a sure thing.|
|Brown’s Requiem 37: The doomed old men who scarf them up are the saddest things I’ve ever seen.|
|Indep. Rev. 21 May 14: Scarf up the sonics.|
6. (US gay) to fellate or perform cunnilingus.
|Study of a Women’s Prison 207: Scarf. Oral stimulation of the genitalia.Gloss. in|
7. (US campus) to borrow.
|Campus Sl. Nov. 4: scarf – to take or borrow: Can I scarf $5 from you?|
8. to obtain, to get hold of.
|Permanent Midnight 78: I’d managed to scarf up half-a-dozen scarce-as-worms’-teeth loads.|
|Happy Mutant Baby Pills 103: Had it been, I wouldn’t have been scarfing motel dope crumbs from the likes of Harold.|