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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fart, farting, flatus, wind, breaking windverb

    a reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus

  2. fart, break windverb

    expel intestinal gases through the anus


  1. fartnoun

    An emission of digestive gases from the anus; a flatus.

  2. fartnoun

    An irritating person; a fool.

  3. fartnoun

    (usually as "old fart") An elderly person; especially one perceived to hold old-fashioned views.

  4. fartverb

    To emit digestive gases from the anus; to flatulate.

  5. fartverb

    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.

  6. Etymology: From ferten, farten, from (in feorting (verbal noun)), from fertanan (compare German farzen, furzen, Norwegian fjert), from pérde/o (compare Welsh rhech, Albanian pjerdh).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. FARTnoun

    Wind from behind.

    Etymology: fert, Saxon.

    Love is the fart
    Of every heart;
    It pains a man when ’tis kept close;
    And others doth offend, when ’tis let loose. John Suckling.

  2. To Fartverb

    To break wind behind.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    As when we a gun discharge
    Although the bore be ne’er so large,
    Before the flame from muzzle burst,
    Just at the breech it flashes first;
    So from my lord his passion broke,
    He farted first, and then he spoke. Jonathan Swift.


  1. fart

    A fart, scientifically known as flatulence, is the act of passing intestinal gases from the anus. These gases are by-products of digestion and the activity of gut bacteria, which can be composed of nitrogen, oxygen, methane, hydrogen, and sometimes sulfur, which contributes to the odor. The release of these gases can sometimes be accompanied by a sound and may be voluntary or involuntary.


  1. Fart

    Fart is most commonly used in reference to flatulence. The word "fart" is generally considered unsuitable in formal situations as it may be considered vulgar or offensive. Fart can be used as a noun or a verb. The immediate roots are in the Middle English words ferten, feortan or farten, kin of the Old High German word ferzan. Cognates are found in old Norse, Slavic and also Greek and Sanskrit. The word "fart" has been incorporated into the colloquial and technical speech of a number of occupations, including computing.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fart

    fart, v.i. to break wind.—n. a noisy expulsion of wind. [A.S. feortan; Ger. farzen.]

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Anagrams for fart »

  1. frat

  2. raft

  3. RTFA

  4. traf

  5. TRAF

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fart in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fart in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of fart in a Sentence

  1. Unknown:

    Please don't fart about the art.

  2. Bob Cousy:

    I needled him, i told Russ,' I know I'm an old fart at 90, but at 84 you must be getting a second life. I noticed you married a 49-year-old woman.'.

  3. liam mahone:

    if you fart in a jar and give it to someone with a note saying,"open for a blast ftom the past." that would count as a present item with a past-tence gift in it--of which holds no value, unless you can make it into an alternative energy source... then everybody wins, apart from the one who opened it of course.

  4. Benny Blanco:

    But I'd say I'm maturing, and I'd like to figure out a way to impact humanity as best as I possibly can beyond my typical d ** k and fart jokes.

  5. Lyndon B. Johnson:

    Jerry Ford is so dumb he can't fart and chew gum at the same time.

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