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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.
SMURF
Definition:Experienced Gamer Playing at a Lower Level
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:
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."
SMURF
Definition:Cartoon Character
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s

Example of SMURF Used in a Text

SMURF

See Also

See our list of accented-letter symbols List of Gaming Terms (Glossary Page) 1UP (an extra life (gaming)) 3PS (third-person shooter (gaming)) 4X (explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate (gaming)) F2P (free to play (gaming)) ION (I don't, in other news, video gaming term) RQ (rage quit (gaming), random question, real quick) TEAMSPEAK (gaming communications app)