I can see your eyebrows going up, skyhigh, nowâ€¦No, a herf is probably not what you think, whatever it is that you may be thinking. The term herf is used a lot â€“ it has been used a lot and I reckon that it will continue being used a lot. But what is it really?
Is herf a noun? A verb? An adjective? To be honest, I myself did not really know exactly what a herf is until quite recently. When I did find out what it meant, though, it left me chuckling. Here is the appropriate definition or description of the term, according to cigar expert Tom Featherstone. He has described it better than I can, I think.
The term herf started around 1996 in the cigar news groups that used to be popular at the beginning of the internet boom. The word can be a noun, adjective, verb, prefix, suffix, expletive or an adverb, there is no wrong way to use the term.
Most often it is used to describe a cigar outing with a group of friends. You may see a post on a forum announcing a herf, which would be several guys getting together to smoke cigars at a club, restaurant or smoke shop. I said guys, but girls we will herf with you to and girls herf all the time. Actually, I love to see a group of beautiful ladies herfing. There is nothing sexier than a girl at a herf.
So, the truth is that you can use herf whichever way you wish to do so, but it basically means a smoking get together! So what do you think, wanna go on a herf with me?