A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from May 03, 2011
Scarf (to eat)

Entry in progress—B.P.


(Oxford English Dictionary)
scarf, v
U.S. slang var. scoff v.2 1. Also absol. and const. up and down.
1960 R. G. Reisner Jazz Titans 164 Scarf, eat.
1968 C. Armstrong Balloon Man viii. 98 They don’t want to faint from hunger, so‥they scarf up what they call a bite before they go.
1974 Black World June 77/1 King Dust would sit there, ‘scarfing’, as he called it, in silence.
1975 High Times Dec. 80/3, I can pick jimsonweed and chop it up and scarf it down as well as the next guy.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • (0) Comments • Tuesday, May 03, 2011 • Permalink