What Does SMURF Mean?

SMURF means "Experienced Gamer Playing at a Lower Level" and is also a cartoon character. Here is more information about these definitions of SMURF, with examples of use.

Experienced Gamer Playing at a Lower Level

In gaming circles a SMURF is an experienced player in MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) games who creates a new account in order to be able to play against inexperienced opponents who can be easily defeated. For example:
  • Joe: I got totally PWNED by that N00B last night!
  • Jane: I think you'll find that N00B is a SMURF. (And I don't mean a little, blue cartoon character!)

Cartoon Character

The SMURFs is a children's cartoon series which relates the story of a colony of small, blue, human-like creatures that live in mushroom-shaped houses in the forest. The SMURFs was created in 1958, by the Belgian artist Pierre Culliford, using the pen name "Peyo." ("The SMURFs" is a Dutch translation of the original French title "Les Schtroumpfs.")

Summary of Key Points

First Definition of SMURF

"Experienced Gamer Playing at a Lower Level" is the most common definition for SMURF on gaming apps, such as Discord and TeamSpeak, as well as on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Definition:Experienced Gamer Playing at a Lower Level
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition of SMURF

A SMURF is also a character from the cartoon series "The Smurfs."
Definition:Cartoon Character
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s

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