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Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
scarf

Plural
scarves

scarf (scarves)
  1. A long, often knitted, garment worn around the neck.
  2. A headscarf.
  3. A type of joint in woodworking.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to scarf

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to scarf (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To throw on loosely; to put on like a scarf.
    • My sea-gown scarfed about me. -- Shakespeare.
  2. To dress with a scarf, or as with a scarf; to cover with a loose wrapping.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To eat very quickly.
    You sure scarfed that pizza.

Usage notes

The more usual of the slang term in the UK is scoff.

Derived terms

Translations

References

scarf” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.


Old High German

Etymology

Proto-Germanic *skarpaz, whence also Old English scearp, Old Norse skarpr

Adjective

scarf

  1. sharp

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