Slang: Usually Vulgar.
[ fahrt ]
/ fɑrt /
a release of intestinal gas through the anus; a flatus.
an irritating or foolish person.
verb (used without object)
to expel intestinal gas through the anus; break wind.
fart around, to spend time foolishly or aimlessly.
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Origin of fart
First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English ferten, farten (verb), fert, fart (noun); cognate with Greek pérdein (verb), pordḗ (noun)
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Now in the winter of his years, he has no time or desire to fart around and go fishing with his buddies.The McDonald’s Commercials That Live in Our Minds, Rent Free|MM Carrigan|December 18, 2020|Eater
British Dictionary definitions for fart
/ (fɑːt) slang /
an emission of intestinal gas from the anus, esp an audible one
a contemptible person
to expel intestinal gas from the anus; to break wind
fart about or fart around
- to behave foolishly or aimlessly
- to waste time
Word Origin for fart
Middle English farten; related to Old Norse freta, Old High German ferzan to break wind, Sanskrit pardatē he breaks wind
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