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barfy Line breaks: barfy
Pronunciation: /ˈbɑːfi/

Definition of barfy in English:


informal , chiefly North American
1Nauseous or inclined to vomit: I started feeling really barfy on the train into town
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  • Just eat as well as you can through what for many can be a very difficult, barfy time.
  • If you feel barfy, lemme know and I'll pull over.
  • Every now and then I get a craving for fried chicken - then pig out and it leaves me with a barfy feeling.
1.1Causing a feeling of nausea or disgust; nauseating: barfy sweetheart music
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  • They did all sorts of very public, totally barfy couple stuff together, like playing duets on the piano.
  • The barfy cheese smell is something I'm sure I'll remember the rest of my life.
  • I don't wanna wear dresses: they're barfy.


1950s: from barf + -y1.

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