Morfar: Our Argentine Spanish Slang Word of the Week

What does «morfar» mean in Argentine Spanish slang Lunfardo?  

Morfar is the slang for comer, which means “to eat”.


How frequently is this word used?

Medium-high. Argentinians use this word quite often, especially in informal conversations. There are also many restaurants that use the word “morfar” or “morfi” as part of their name.

Examples of this Argentine Spanish slang word in use:

  •  “¡El abuelo se morfó todos los sánguches!”.
  • “¿Te vas a morfar todas esas empanadas?”
  • “¡Comí tres choripanes y cuatro milanesas! ¡Qué manera de morfar!”
  • “Se hizo la liposucción porque no paraba de morfar”.
  • “¡Tengo un hambre! ¿Qué hay de morfar hoy?”
  • “Estos pibes morfan sin parar”.
  • “¡Cómo morfan en esta casa por favor!”
  • “¡Pará de morfar, Raúl! ¡Te vas a hacer un chancho!”

Interesting facts about this word:

From the word ‘morfar’ comes the word “morfi” which is the slang for ‘comida’, meaning “food”. For example: ”Al abuelo le encanta el morfi”.

Source: Diccionario de Lunfardo en línea

In the category «Word of the Week» you will learn:

  • One Argentine Lunfardo word per week
  • The meaning of the word
  • Frequency of the word
  • Other usages for the word
  • Interesting facts about the word

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