- scarfscarf1 [skärf]n.pl. scarves or sometimes scarfs [skärvz] [NormFr escarpe (OFr escharpe), a purse suspended from the neck, wallet < ML scirpa, scrippa, earlier scirpea, rush pouch or basket < L scirpeus, of rushes < scirpus, a rush, bulrush]1. a long or broad piece of cloth worn about the neck, head, or shoulders for warmth or decoration; muffler, babushka, neckerchief, etc.2. a long, narrow covering for a table, bureau top, etc.; runner3. a sash worn by soldiers or officialsvt.to cover or drape with a scarfscarf2 [skärf]n.pl. scarfs [prob. < Scand, as in ON skarfr, obliquely cut beam-end < IE * skerp- < base * (s)ker-, to cut > SHEAR]1. a joint made by notching, grooving, or otherwise cutting the ends of two pieces and fastening them so that they lap over and join firmly into one continuous piece: also called scarf joint2. the ends of a piece cut in this fashionvt.1. to join by a scarf2. to make a scarf in the end of☆ scarf3 [skärf ]vt.[var. of dial. scaff, eat voraciously < ?]Slang to consume greedily: often with down or up
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.