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smurf

1. noun, slang A money launderer. When I worked as a smurf for a drug cartel a few years ago, I used to spend all my time traveling across the country to make deposits small enough not to get the feds' attention.
2. noun, slang In competitive online video games, an experienced player who poses as an inexperienced one in order to gain an advantage over other players. This guy's profile says he's only level 4, but he's been getting more kills than all of us combined. I have a feeling we've got a smurf in the game.
3. noun, slang Someone who visits various stores and pharmacies to buy enough pseudoephedrine to synthesize methamphetamine, especially on behalf of someone else. The meth cook hires a bunch of different people to act as his smurfs, all of them rotating around the stores in the city so as not to arouse any suspicions.
4. verb, slang To launder money. A: "My boss has me take the money and deposit it into ATMs around the city. He says it's to reduce the fees we pay." B: "You've been smurfing for your boss? That's money laundering, dude!"
5. verb, slang In competitive online video games, for an experienced player to pretend to be an inexperienced player in order to gain an advantage over other players. Turns out that the dude banned for smurfing had 10 different accounts he'd been using to harass noobs.
6. verb, slang To visit various stores or pharmacies in an area to buy enough pseudoephedrine to synthesize methamphetamine, especially on behalf of someone else. The suspect was caught smurfing in a CVS on Tuesday. He had nearly 200 boxes of cough medicine in his trunk, which he told police were for a friend of his.

smurf account

slang In competitive online video games, a fake account or profile created by an experienced player to pose as an inexperienced one in order to gain an advantage over other players. Turns out that the dude that got banned had 10 smurf accounts he'd been using to harass noobs.
See also: account, smurf

smurf attack

slang A distributed-denial-of-service (DDOS) attack that spoofs an intended victim's source IP and uses it to broadcast large numbers of Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) packets to a large computer network in order to receive an overwhelming number of responses. The company's website has been down for nearly 72 hours after being hit by a smurf attack.
See also: attack, smurf

smurfing

1. slang Money laundering. A: "My boss has me take the money and deposit it into ATMs around the city. He says it's to reduce the fees we pay." B: "That's called smurfing, and it's totally illegal. You're money laundering, dude!"
2. slang The practice of visiting various stores or pharmacies in an area to buy enough pseudoephedrine to synthesize methamphetamine, especially on behalf of someone else. The suspect was arrested for smurfing on Tuesday. He had nearly 200 boxes of cough medicine in his trunk, which he told police were for a friend of his.
3. slang Of an experienced, skilled player in competitive online video games, the act of creating one or more fake accounts or profiles in order to pose as a weak or inexperienced player and thus gain an advantage over other players. Turns out that the dude banned for smurfing had 10 different accounts he'd been using to harass noobs.
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smurf

(smɚf)
1. n. someone who “cleans” ill-gotten money by buying cashier’s checks at banks and shifting funds from place to place, often in small transactions. (see also greenwash, launder.) I think the guy at the first window is a smurf. He’s in here twice a week with $9,500 in cash each time.
2. tv. & in. to shift illicit money from place to place to conceal its origin, often in small transactions. (Underworld.) I smurfed a fortune for a famous drug kingpin and got fourteen years up the river—with some very interesting people.

smurfed

(smɚft)
mod. having to do with a bank that has been used to launder money. (see also smurf.) The teller came slowly into the office. “I think we were smurfed,” she said.
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