fart

[ fahrt ]
/ fɑrt /
Slang: Usually Vulgar.

noun

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.

Verb Phrases

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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British Dictionary definitions for fart

fart
/ (fɑːt) slang /

noun

an emission of intestinal gas from the anus, esp an audible one
a contemptible person

verb (intr)

to expel intestinal gas from the anus; to break wind
fart about or fart around
  1. to behave foolishly or aimlessly
  2. 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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