Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To emit digestive gases from the anus; to flatulate.
  • v. 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. An irritating person; a fool.
  • n. (usually as "old fart") An elderly person; especially one perceived to hold old-fashioned views.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus
  • v. expel intestinal gases through the anus

Etymologies

Middle English farten, from Old English *feortan.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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)

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  • "A Fart, tho' wholesome, does not fail/If barr'd of Passage by the Tail,/To fly back to the Head again,/And, by its Fumes, disturb the Brain."
    - Jonathan Swift.

    January 29, 2013

  • Now oroboros, haven't I told you to use that site for good and not for evil?

    November 7, 2009

  • Hey, Jay! Pull my finger! (click on a hand)

    November 6, 2009

  • According to Oxford dictionary: 'A small, uncontolled explosion between the legs'. lol

    July 17, 2009

  • Means "exaggerating" in Turkish.

    July 13, 2009

  • fart v. pass gas via the anal sphincter, usually accompanied by a noxious odor.

    June 8, 2009

  • Used to describe an old man: "the old fart" or "he's an old fart." Never used in reference to a senior lady. Might refer to the tendency to flatulate or willingness to flatulate openly.

    April 13, 2009

  • You know I'll never go
    As long as I know
    It's coming straight from a fart.

    July 9, 2008

  • Like George Michaels sang:
    Last Christmas
    I gave you my fart
    But the very next day you gave it away
    This year
    With an arse full of beer
    I'm giving you something better ...

    July 9, 2008

  • How to have fun with little effort:
    Take a cheesy love song, and substitute heart with fart.

    July 9, 2008

  • See the list Firmament-Clogging Rottenness.

    January 4, 2008