That Word: Zarf (12)

That Word is a segment where I will be posting a new word each week. They are words that I’ve newly discovered or words I’ve known but wanted to be more thorough in knowing the meaning. This could be for you writer’s like myself looking carefully into the words we use or it could be for those people who are just interested in all kinds of different words. No matter which one you are, this post is for you. This week’s word is..



Where I Discovered It

This is one of many words that I have discovered while playing words with friends.



  1. (in the levant) a holder, usually of ornamental metal, for a coffee cup without a handle.
  2. slang definiton: A repulsive person, esp male.
Definitions sourced from


An Example Sentence

Jayden held his cup by the the zarf, raising an eyebrow. He wasn’t particularly fond of coffee.


My Thoughts

I love this word word because it is so unique. It is a word I certainly hadn’t heard of before. It excites me because I didn’t know there was such a thing as a zarf. If someone were to call it be it’s actual name I would wonder it was a real word.

As for how to say it. It sounds just like it looks.

The first time I looked up Zarf I didn’t realise that it could also be used as slang. However I would definitely be more likely to use the first definition rather than the slang.


What do you think? Have you ever heard or seen zarf used before? Do you think you would use it in the future? Feel free to tell me your thoughts in the comments below.


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