smurf

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English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:
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Smurfs.

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Dutch smurf (smurf), (via the Belgian comic De Smurfen (The Smurfs), a translation of French Les Schtroumpfs), from French Schtroumpf (smurf), probably from the military slang stroumpf (idiot), from German Strumpf (one who is overweight and lazy).[1]

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Noun[edit]

smurf (plural smurfs)

  1. A fictional character, a blue pixie with white stocking cap, from the media franchise The Smurfs.
  2. (Internet slang) A smurf account
  3. (computing, security) A smurf attack

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Verb[edit]

smurf (third-person singular simple present smurfs, present participle smurfing, simple past and past participle smurfed)

  1. (banking) To structure a deposit; to split a large financial transaction into smaller ones so as to avoid scrutiny.
  2. (computing, transitive) To carry out a smurf attack against.

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

smurf m (plural smurfs)

  1. a sort of breakdancing

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