Etymology
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fart (v.)

Old English feortan, ultimately from PIE *perd- (source also of Old High German ferzan, Old Norse freta, Danish fjerte, Sanskrit pard, Greek perdein, Lithuanian perdžiu, persti, 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]

updated on December 13, 2017

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Definitions of fart from WordNet
1
fart (v.)
expel intestinal gases through the anus;
Synonyms: break wind
2
fart (n.)
a reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus;
Synonyms: farting / flatus / wind / breaking wind
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