Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To expel intestinal gas through the anus; break wind.
  • noun An often audible discharge of intestinal gas.
  • noun An annoying or foolish person.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To discharge or expel wind through the anus; break wind.
  • noun A discharge of wind through the anus.
  • noun A Portugal fig.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb informal, mildly vulgar To emit digestive gases from the anus; to flatulate.
  • verb 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.
  • noun colloquial, vulgar An irritating person; a fool.
  • noun colloquial, vulgar, potentially offensive (usually as "old fart") An elderly person; especially one perceived to hold old-fashioned views.

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

  • noun a reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus
  • verb expel intestinal gases through the anus

Etymologies

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

[Middle English farten, from Old English *feortan; see perd- in Indo-European roots.]

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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).

Examples

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  • See the list Firmament-Clogging Rottenness.

    January 4, 2008

  • How to have fun with little effort:

    Take a cheesy love song, and substitute heart with 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

  • You know I'll never go

    As long as I know

    It's coming straight from a fart.

    July 9, 2008

  • 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

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

    June 8, 2009

  • Means "exaggerating" in Turkish.

    July 13, 2009

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

    July 17, 2009

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

    November 6, 2009

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

    November 7, 2009