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fart (fɑːt (slang)



  1. an emission of intestinal gas from the anus, esp an audible one
  2. a contemptible person


verb (intransitive)

  1. to expel intestinal gas from the anus; to break wind
  2. See fart about

Word Origin

Middle English farten; related to Old Norse freta, Old High German ferzan to break wind, Sanskrit pardatē he breaks wind

Example Sentences Including 'fart'

Without it we're about as much use as a fart in a wind tunnel.
Dobbs, Michael The Touch of Innocents
Teeth you could grow moss on and breath like a vegan's fart.
Anthony Masters CASCADES - THE DAY OF THE DEAD (2001)
With the Brazilian wax and her eyebrows plucked to a dangerous pitch, she could afford no more time on this old fart.
Salley Vickers MR GOLIGHTLY'S HOLIDAY (2003)


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