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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vomit, vomitus, puke, barf(verb)

    the matter ejected in vomiting

  2. vomit, vomit up, purge, cast, sick, cat, be sick, disgorge, regorge, retch, puke, barf, spew, spue, chuck, upchuck, honk, regurgitate, throw up(verb)

    eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth

    "After drinking too much, the students vomited"; "He purged continuously"; "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"


  1. barf(Noun)


  2. barf(Verb)

    To vomit.


  1. Barf

    Barf is a fell in the north-western Lake District in Cumbria, UK. It stands on the south-western shore of Bassenthwaite Lake. Barf is well known for a whitewashed pillar of rock on the lower slopes, the so-called "Bishop's Rock" or "Bishop of Barf". Its name is derived from Bargh or Burgh, meaning steep hill, and has nothing to do with vomiting.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. barf

    [common; from mainstream slang meaning ‘vomit’] 1. interj. Term of disgust. This is the closest hackish equivalent of the Valspeak “gag me with a spoon”. (Like, euwww!) See bletch. 2. vi. To say “Barf!” or emit some similar expression of disgust. “I showed him my latest hack and he barfed” means only that he complained about it, not that he literally vomited. 3. vi. To fail to work because of unacceptable input, perhaps with a suitable error message, perhaps not. Examples: “The division operation barfs if you try to divide by 0.” (That is, the division operation checks for an attempt to divide by zero, and if one is encountered it causes the operation to fail in some unspecified, but generally obvious, manner.) “The text editor barfs if you try to read in a new file before writing out the old one.”See choke. In Commonwealth Hackish, barf is generally replaced by ‘puke’ or ‘vom’. barf is sometimes also used as a metasyntactic variable, like foo or bar.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of barf in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of barf in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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