[ fahrt ]
/ fɑrt /
a flatus expelled through the anus.
an irritating or foolish person.
verb (used without object)
to expel a flatus through the anus; break wind.
fart around, to spend time foolishly or aimlessly.
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Origin of fart
1350–1400; Middle English ferten, farten (v.), fert, fart (noun); cognate with Greek pérdein (v.), pordḗ (noun)
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British Dictionary definitions for fart around
/ (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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