Green’s Dictionary of Slang

scarf v.

also scarf down, scarf up, skarf, scorf
[scoff v.]

1. (orig. US, also scorf (up)) to eat, esp. to gobble up, to eat aggressively.

[UK]Hotten Sl. Dict. 221: scorf to eat voraciously.
[US]Potter Jrnl & News (Coudersport, PA) 19 Apr. 1/5: Lucy [...] scorfed the pie directly.
[UK]Sl. Dict. [as cit. 1864].
[UK]Sporting Times 18 June 1/5: I scorfed down [...] the four biled eggs.
[UK]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.
[US]Maines & Grant Wise-crack Dict. 14/1: Scorf – To eat.
[US]Reading (PA) Eagle 20 Mar. 7/3: If you’re hungry and decide to go out to eat, you’re ‘scauffin’ it up’.
[US]D. Burley Orig. Hbk of Harlem Jive 102: It’s finer than the beans you scarf in the Navy!
[US] ‘Hepster’s Dict.’ Mad mag. June 20: scarf – eat.
[US]H. Rhodes Chosen Few (1966) 58: Come on, let’s go scarf.
[US]Current Sl. III:3 10: Scarf up, v. To eat quickly; to gulp food.
[US](con. 1940s) E. Thompson Tattoo (1977) 220: He skarfed the hamburger and the drink.
[US]C. McFadden Serial 17: Rock band managers [...] scarfing up brown rice and veggies.
[US]J. Ellroy Brown’s Requiem 20: I scarfed my last burger.
[US]S. Morgan Homeboy 84: She scarfed a bowl of Cap’n Crunch.
[US]Bentley & Corbett Prison Sl. 77: Jug Up To eat a prison meal […] (Archaic: Chuck, graze, scorf).
[US](con. 1986) G. Pelecanos Sweet Forever 119: He watched Anthony scarf down the rest of his food.
[UK]Guardian Travel 15 Jan. 12: I [...] scarfed down the lot – utterly delicious.
[UK] I. Rankin 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.

[US]Baker et al. CUSS 188: Scarf up Take someone else’s date away.
[US]G. Underwood ‘Razorback Sl.’ in AS L:1/2 65: scarfvt [...] 2: Steal.
[US]Eble Campus Sl. Mar. 7: scarf – take, steal. ‘He scarfed it from his roommate.’.

3. (US) to perform cunnilingus.

[US]Reynolds & McClure 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.

[US]G. Underwood ‘Razorback Sl.’ in AS L:1/2 65: scarf vt 1: Discard, throw away.

5. to consume, esp. in an aggressive manner.

[US]Current Sl. V:1 21: Scarf (up) v. To indulge in zealously.
[US]A. Maupin Tales of the City (1984) 65: I’ve got a date tonight. Otherwise I’d be scarfing up on a sure thing.
[US]J. Ellroy Brown’s Requiem 37: The doomed old men who scarf them up are the saddest things I’ve ever seen.
[UK]Indep. Rev. 21 May 14: Scarf up the sonics.

6. (US gay) to fellate or perform cunnilingus.

[US]R. Giallombardo Gloss. in Study of a Women’s Prison 207: Scarf. Oral stimulation of the genitalia.
[US]B. Rodgers Queens’ Vernacular.

7. (US campus) to borrow.

[US]Eble Campus Sl. Nov. 4: scarf – to take or borrow: Can I scarf $5 from you?

8. to obtain, to get hold of.

[US]J. Stahl Permanent Midnight 78: I’d managed to scarf up half-a-dozen scarce-as-worms’-teeth loads.
[US]J. Stahl Happy Mutant Baby Pills 103: Had it been, I wouldn’t have been scarfing motel dope crumbs from the likes of Harold.