sbafare

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the verb sbafare, which means to gobble up or to polish something off, with reference to food.

This verb is onomatopoeic; it has its roots in the sound one makes when gobbling up food.

See the verb used below:

Non so come faccia Claudio! È riuscito a sbafare la cena ai suoi colleghi di lavoro con la scusa che aveva lasciato il portafoglio a casa.

I don’t now how Claudio does it! He was able to gobble up his dinner at his coworker’s place with the excuse that he had left his wallet at home.