Definitions

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  • n. A fictional character, a blue pixie with white stocking cap, from the media franchise The Smurfs.
  • v. To structure a deposit; to split a large financial transaction into smaller ones so as to avoid scrutiny.

Etymologies

From De Smurfen, Dutch (Flemish) translation of Les Schtroumpfs (1958) by Pierre Culliford, in Le Journal de Spirou (Dutch: Robbedoes). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • For example, when a character says he's "up Smurf Creek without a paddle," the word "smurf" is either an adjective or proper noun.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • Douglas Adams: “…award for the most gratuitous use of the word smurf in a serious screenplay.”

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Barack Obama is tired of your motherfucking shit.

  • Anonymous said ... paw-dancin 'smurf, Smurf-Blue Teva-Smurf, bracelet-making smurf, loose-neck smurf, searchin' for lost shaker of salt smurf ....

    Pop Quiz: Fest-rogen Edition

  • Investigators and computer-security experts aren't certain how the attacks were carried out, but the hackers likely used a variation of a so-called smurf assault like this: 1.

    Mission: Total Overload

  • We were issued this massive pile of crap and given our first uniform, a navy blue sweatsuit, fondly known as the smurf suit on base.

    toastcrumbs Diary Entry

  • It reminds me of the Smurfs, when they would insert "smurf" into normal words.

    I Wanna Be a Wreck Star

  • Heck ... even a list of quiz results telling me what kind of smurf I am, what lord of the rings character I most resemble or how aberrant I am, isnt completely out of question ...

    poontang Diary Entry

  • A device called a step frequency microwave radiometer, or "smurf," measures wind speeds on the surface of the ocean.

    Into the Eye

  • When overused, they begin to take on the quality of the word "smurf" in those old Smurf cartoons, just all-purpose expressions that make the language less varied.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • Muggle muggle muggle, I'm just going to keep saying it until it doesn't make sense anymore, and then I'm going to start using it like "smurf," because a word with no meaning can become a word with any meaning, am I right here people -- AM I RIGHT?

    November 21st, 2005

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  • Yei! Trippy cartoons!

    March 6, 2009