American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To expel intestinal gas through the anus; break wind.
- n. An often audible discharge of intestinal gas.
- n. An annoying or foolish person.
- fart around To fool around; fritter time away.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To discharge or expel wind through the anus; break wind.
- n. A discharge of wind through the anus.
- n. A Portugal fig.
- v. informal, mildly vulgar To emit digestive gases from the anus; to flatulate.
- v. colloquial To waste time with idle and inconsequential tasks; to go about one's activities in a lackadaisical manner; to be lazy or over-relaxed in one's manner or bearing.
- n. colloquial, vulgar An irritating person; a fool.
- n. colloquial, vulgar, potentially offensive (usually as "old fart") An elderly person; especially one perceived to hold old-fashioned views.
- n. a reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus
- v. expel intestinal gases through the anus
- From Middle English ferten, farten, from Old English *feortan (in feorting (verbal noun)), from Proto-Germanic *fertanan (compare German farzen, furzen, Norwegian fjert), from Proto-Indo-European *perd-, *pérde. Cognate to Welsh rhech, Albanian pjerdh, Russian пердеть, French péter, Ancient Greek πέρδομαι (perdomai), Sanskrit पर्दते (párdate). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English farten, from Old English *feortan. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“An occasional brain fart is funny, but if it's a symptom of something deeper that's actually serious.”
“Saying the word 'fart' makes me laugh, he tells the mag.”
“Dd. P.S. Seriously, though, I learned that a fart is a “social non-event.””
“Katie isn’t or wasn’t running as VP … a little brain fart is okay, for Palin for the flatulence is annoying and stinks to high heaven!”
“Having some transindental brain fart and not being able “to look at something I've killed” is a load of poopy (sorry, need to keep this clean for the kids).”
“If Obama suddenly had a brain fart and appointed Easterbrook to SCOTUS, think Republicans would complain?”
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“Sorry brain fart … this is my stupid moment for the week and I thank you for the correction.”
“I had a temporary brain fart and mixed those two books up.”
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