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What Does NERF stand for?

Updated on May 11, 2011

Nerf Gun

the nerf soccer ball
the nerf soccer ball

Every child has at least one time or another played with Nerf ball or a Nerf gun, but does anyone know what NERF actually stands for? Nerf was started by the Parker Brothers in 1969 starting with a 4 inch thick polyurethane ball. The Nerf ball was created as an indoor safe ball. Nerf was started and the company name stands for "Non-Expanding Recreational Foam."Over the span of time Hasbro has since aquired the company and have come out with several other lines of toys including Nerf Guns and Super Soakers. In 2011, the Nerf N-Strike Stampede ECS won "Boy Toy of the Year" as well as the Nerf Super Soaker Shot Blast won "Outdoor Toy of the Year."

These childhood weaponry toys have shaped a lot of young lads childhood.

Nerf gun
Nerf gun


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      machinegun3007 17 months ago

      NERF Stands For Noobs Eat Rubber Foam

      Copy and Paste this if you like NERF Guns or Just NERF the company in general!

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      juan 2 years ago


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      Tim 2 years ago

      Nerds ears rip farts

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      Bob 2 years ago

      Never Eat Rotten Farts lolololololol

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      Gvido 2 years ago

      National entertainment rifle factory

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      Jeff 3 years ago


      Non-Expanding Recreational Foam

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      drfc 3 years ago

      my friend said it was never ending rapid fire

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      benny reich 3 years ago

      Never Ending Real Fun lol

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      cdog 3 years ago

      "Non-Expanding Recreational Foam."

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      Cole123456789 3 years ago

      what does NERF stand for????