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fart (fɑːt Pronunciation for fart (slang)

Definitions

noun

  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'

- This fervently heterosexual old fart would like to invite apoplectic clerics to take a deep breath.
Globe and Mail (2003)
According to the Sun, the Austrian composer was a foul-mouthed so-and-so who loved to swear and fart in public!
Megastar (2004)
He drinks the same beer, watches the same TV programmes and enjoys the same fart jokes.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
She let go a fart in the P. O. which made those in the queue behind us wilt visibly.
Williams Kenneth & Davies, Russell (ed.) The Kenneth Williams Diaries
Teeth you could grow moss on and breath like a vegan's fart.
Anthony Masters CASCADES - THE DAY OF THE DEAD (2001)
The newspaper articles "are not worth a rabbit's fart ", he added.
Irish Times (2002)
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)
Without it we're about as much use as a fart in a wind tunnel.
Dobbs, Michael The Touch of Innocents

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