Definition of fart in English:

fart

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Pronunciation: /fɑːt
 
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informal

verb

[no object]
  • 1Emit wind from the anus.
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    • The proletarians were said to have bodies that were not sublimated, which farted and belched and emitted all sorts of cacophonous noises.
    • Basically, they spend their days farting, chewing grass and staring at passing cars with expressions of vague bewilderment.
    • Start to watch one of those programmes where non-celebrities, normal people, fall over, get wet or film their children farting in the bath.
  • 2 (fart around (or British also fart about)) Waste time on silly or trivial things.
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    • How am I supposed to waste time farting around when people keep killing each other.
    • My publishers are farting around at the moment but they will bring it out in a kind of lavishly tooled arty-farty volume.
    • Whilst we, their former colonial oppressors, are still farting around with bits of paper, pencils and tin boxes - they've just got on with it and held their first totally electronic national election.

noun

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  • 1An emission of wind from the anus.
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    • We know also that farts are warm (not hot), so I'll add that: a fart is warm wind emitted from the anus.
    • Nature decided to put an abrupt end to our finger-pointing conspiracy theorists' dialogue, when a deafening fart emptied from the anus of someone soundly asleep downstairs.
    • If I can remember what I learned in junior high school regarding tornadoes, they're some kind of thing which is made up of wind, like a fart but only much more powerful.
  • 2A boring or contemptible person: he was such an old fart
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    • I'm a boring old fart, who values her money, and won't buy him a brand new shirt to chop holes in so he can look like a pirate.
    • I'm being a boring old fart so I'm in my room getting ready to go to bed.
    • On television, there was some boring old fart in a suit talking about the dangers of credit growth.

Origin

Old English (recorded in the verbal noun feorting 'farting') of Germanic origin; related to German farzen, furzen.

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