Definitions for snarf

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, lift(verb)

    make off with belongings of others

Wiktionary

  1. snarf(Verb)

    To eat or consume greedily.

  2. snarf(Verb)

    To take something by dubious means, but without the connotations of stealing; to take something without regard to etiquette.

  3. snarf(Verb)

    To expel fluid or food through the mouth or nostrils accidentally, usually while attempting to stifle laughter with one's mouth full.

  4. snarf(Verb)

    To slurp (computing slang sense); to load in entirety; to copy as a whole.

  5. Origin: Probably a blend of snort and scarf or of sneeze and barf.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. snarf

    1. To grab, esp. to grab a large document or file for the purpose of using it with or without the author's permission. See also BLT. 2. [in the Unix community] To fetch a file or set of files across a network. See also blast. This term was mainstream in the late 1960s, meaning ‘to eat piggishly’. It may still have this connotation in context. “He's in the snarfing phase of hacking — FTPing megs of stuff a day.” 3. To acquire, with little concern for legal forms or politesse (but not quite by stealing). “They were giving away samples, so I snarfed a bunch of them.” 4. Syn. for slurp. “This program starts by snarfing the entire database into core, then....” 5. [GEnie] To spray food or programming fluids due to laughing at the wrong moment. “I was drinking coffee, and when I read your post I snarfed all over my desk.” “If I keep reading this topic, I think I'll have to snarf-proof my computer with a keyboard condom.” [This sense appears to be widespread among mundane teenagers —ESR] The sound of snarfing is splork!.

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