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fart  (färt),USA pronunciation [Vulgar.]
  1. Physiology, Slang Termsa flatus expelled through the anus.
  2. Slang Termsan irritating or foolish person.

  1. Physiology, Slang Termsto expel a flatus through the anus;
    break wind.
  2. fart around, to spend time foolishly or aimlessly.
  • 1350–1400; Middle English ferten, farten (verb, verbal), fert, fart (noun, nominal); cognate with Greek pérdein (verb, verbal), pordé̄ (noun, nominal)

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fart /fɑːt/ slang n
  1. an emission of intestinal gas from the anus, esp an audible one
  2. a contemptible person
vb (intransitive)
  1. to expel intestinal gas from the anus; to break wind
  2. fart about, fart aroundto behave foolishly or aimlessly
  3. to waste time
Etymology: Middle English farten; related to Old Norse freta, Old High German ferzan to break wind, Sanskrit pardatē he breaks wind


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