Definition of barfy in English:



North American
  • 1Nauseous or inclined to vomit.

    ‘I started feeling really barfy on the train into town’
    • ‘I don't think I can look a croissant in the face at the moment without feeling a little barfy.’
    • ‘It's hard enough dealing with kids in the car, let alone barfy kids.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Our new washing machine arrived yesterday, and just in time too, because Alex went barfy with winter vomiting again during the night on Tuesday.’
    • ‘Just eat as well as you can through what for many can be a very difficult, barfy time.’
    sick, nauseated, queasy, bilious, sick to one's stomach, green, green about the gills, green at the gills, ill, unwell, bad
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    1. 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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Just because you think bananas are barfy doesn't mean everyone else thinks the same way.’
      • ‘I don't wanna wear dresses: they're barfy.’
      • ‘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 saw David flinch in vicarious love/worry-pain every time Elizabeth, suffering from a sore throat, coughed; why, it was practically barfy.’


1950s: from barf + -y.