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1Nauseous or inclined to vomit:‘I started feeling really barfy on the train into town’
sick, nauseated, queasy, bilious, sick to one's stomach, green, green about the gills, green at the gills, ill, unwell, badView synonyms
- ‘I don't think I can look a croissant in the face at the moment without feeling a little barfy.’
- ‘Every now and then I get a craving for fried chicken - then pig out and it leaves me with a barfy feeling.’
- ‘It's hard enough dealing with kids in the car, let alone barfy kids.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Our new washing machine arrived yesterday, and just in time too, because Alex went barfy with winter vomiting again during the night on Tuesday.’
- 1.1 Causing a feeling of nausea or disgust; nauseating:‘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.’
- ‘I saw David flinch in vicarious love/worry-pain every time Elizabeth, suffering from a sore throat, coughed; why, it was practically barfy.’
- ‘Just because you think bananas are barfy doesn't mean everyone else thinks the same way.’
- ‘They did all sorts of very public, totally barfy couple stuff together, like playing duets on the piano.’
- ‘His 80s pop ballad is the epitome of barfy sweetheart music.’
- ‘I don't wanna wear dresses: they're barfy.’
- ‘The barfy cheese smell is something I'm sure I'll remember the rest of my life.’
- ‘The Peppermints specialize in a deliberately amateurish, almost quaintly anachronistic form of self-described "barfy" DIY punk.’
1950s: from barf + -y.
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