Definition of barfy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbɑːfi/


informal, chiefly North American
1Nauseous or inclined to vomit: I started feeling really barfy on the train into town
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  • I don't think I can look a croissant in the face at the moment without feeling a little barfy.
  • Our new washing machine arrived yesterday, and just in time too, because Alex went barfy with winter vomiting again during the night on Tuesday.
  • It's hard enough dealing with kids in the car, let alone barfy kids.
1.1Causing a feeling of nausea or disgust; nauseating: barfy sweetheart music
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  • His 80s pop ballad is the epitome of barfy sweetheart music.
  • Most of us are all too familiar with the song compilations - barfy adult packages designed for the kind of people who don't really like music at all.
  • The Peppermints specialize in a deliberately amateurish, almost quaintly anachronistic form of self-described "barfy" DIY punk.


1950s: from barf + -y1.

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