[fahrt] /fɑrt/ Vulgar.

a flatus expelled through the anus.
an irritating or foolish person.
verb (used without object)
to expel a flatus through the anus; break wind.
Verb phrases
fart around, to spend time foolishly or aimlessly.
an emission of intestinal gas from the anus, esp an audible one
a contemptible person
verb (intransitive)
to expel intestinal gas from the anus; to break wind
fart about, fart around


Old English feortan, ultimately from PIE *perd- (cf. Old High German ferzan, Old Norse freta, Sanskrit pard, Greek perdein, Lithuanian perdzu, Russian perdet), of imitative origin. Related: Farted; farting. As a noun, from late 14c.

Clatterer or clatterfart, which wyl disclose anye light secreate. [Richard Huloet, “Abecedarium Anglo-Latinum,” 1552.]



To expel gas through the anus; relieve flatulence by the most immediate expedient; toot (1250+)

Related Terms

lay a fart, old fart


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