fart

verb
\ ˈfärt How to pronounce fart (audio) \
farted; farting; farts

Definition of fart

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

often vulgar
: to expel intestinal gas from the anus

fart

noun

Definition of fart (Entry 2 of 2)

1 often vulgar : an expulsion of intestinal gas
2 often vulgar : a foolish or contemptible person couldn't stand the old fart

First Known Use of fart

Verb

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for fart

Verb

Middle English ferten, farten; akin to Old High German ferzan to break wind, Old Norse freta, Greek perdesthai, Sanskrit pardate he breaks wind

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The first known use of fart was in the 13th century

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“Fart.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fart?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=f&file=fart0001. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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fart

verb
How to pronounce fart (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of fart

 (Entry 1 of 2)

informal + impolite : to release gas from the anus

fart

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fart (Entry 2 of 2)

informal + impolite
: a release of gas from the anus
: an annoying or unpleasant person

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