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.

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  • 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


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

Middle English farten, from Old English *feortan.

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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).



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    - Jonathan Swift.

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    As long as I know

    It's coming straight from a fart.

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    Last Christmas

    I gave you my fart

    But the very next day you gave it away

    This year

    With an arse full of beer

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