scarf Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “scarf” in the English Dictionary

"scarf" in British English

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scarfnoun [C]

uk   /skɑːf/  us   /skɑːrf/ (plural scarves or scarfs)
A2 a ​strip, ​square, or ​triangle of ​cloth, ​worn around the ​neck, ​head, or ​shoulders to ​keep you ​warm or to make you ​lookattractive: a ​knitted/​woollen/​silk scarf
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scarfverb [T]

uk   /skɑːf/  us   /skɑːrf/
US (also scarf down, UK scoff) to ​eat something ​quickly and ​eagerly: Lunch is usually scarfed down in five ​minutes before they ​run out to ​play.
(Definition of scarf from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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scarfnoun [C]

 us   /skɑrf/ (plural scarves  /skɑrvz/ or scarfs  /skɑrfs/ )

scarf noun [C] (CLOTH)

a ​piece of ​cloth that ​covers the ​shoulders, ​neck, or ​head for warmth or ​appearance: A ​heavywoolen scarf ​hid most of his ​face.

scarfverb [I/T]

 us   /skɑrf/ infml

scarf verb [I/T] (EAT)

to ​eat a lot of ​foodquickly: [I] In no ​time, I scarfed down two ​hamburgers, ​Frenchfries, and something to ​drink.
(Definition of scarf from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “scarf”
in Korean 스카프…
in Arabic وِشاح, كوفِيّة…
in Malaysian skaf…
in French écharpe…
in Russian шарф…
in Chinese (Traditional) 圍巾,領巾,披巾,頭巾…
in Italian sciarpa…
in Turkish atkı, eşarp, kaşkol…
in Polish szalik, szal, chusta…
in Spanish bufanda…
in Vietnamese khăn quàng cổ…
in Portuguese echarpe, lenço longo…
in Thai ผ้าพันคอ…
in German der Schal…
in Catalan bufanda…
in Japanese スカーフ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 围巾,领巾,披巾,头巾…
in Indonesian syal…
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