Fart vs Farce - What's the difference?

fart | farce |

As nouns the difference between fart and farce

is that fart is (informal) an emission of digestive gases from the anus; a flatus while farce is .

As a verb fart

is (informal|mildly|vulgar) to emit digestive gases from the anus; to flatulate.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(wikipedia fart)


(en verb)
  • (informal, mildly, vulgar) To emit digestive gases from the anus; to flatulate.
  • * 1728 , , "A Dialogue between Mad Mullinix and Timothy":
  • I fart with twenty ladies by;
    They call me beast; and what care I?
  • 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.
  • Synonyms

    * beef * blow off * break wind * cut one loose * cut the cheese * flatulate * guff * have gas * let one rip * pass gas * pass wind * poot * step on a duck * step on a frog * toot * blown bowel bugle * trouser cough (waste time with aimless activities) futz, fool around, fool about * See also


    (en noun)
  • (informal) An emission of digestive gases from the anus; a flatus.
  • * , II.12:
  • Metrocles somewhat indiscreetly, as he was disputing in his Schole, in presence of his auditory, let a fart , for shame whereof he afterwards kept his house and could not be drawen abroad.
  • (colloquial, vulgar) An irritating person; a fool.
  • (colloquial, vulgar, potentially offensive) (usually as "old fart ") An elderly person; especially one perceived to hold old-fashioned views.
  • Synonyms

    (an emission of flatulent gases) * barking spider * bottom burp * flatus * fluffer-doodle * air biscuit * poot * raspberry tart (Cockney rhyming slang) * toot * beef * See also

    Derived terms

    {{der3, armpit fart , brain fart , duck fart , fanny fart , farter , farting , fart sack , nun fart , old fart , sparrow-fart}}

    See also

    * burp * flatulence * flatulent * flatus * queef


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    (wikipedia farce)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .


  • (lb) A style of humor marked by broad improbabilities with little regard to regularity or method; compare sarcasm .
  • (lb) A motion picture or play featuring this style of humor.
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  • Thus, when he drew up instructions in lawyer languageunderstood him very well. If he had written a love letter, or a farce , or a ballade , or a story, no one, either clerks, or friends, or compositors, would have understood anything but a word here and a word there.
  • (lb) A situation abounding with ludicrous incidents.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=May 9, author=Jonathan Wilson, work=the Guardian
  • , title= Europa League: Radamel Falcao's Atl├ętico Madrid rout Athletic Bilbao , passage=The first match in the magnificent new national stadium was a Euro 2012 qualifier between Romania and France that soon descended into farce as the pitch cut up and players struggled to maintain their footing. Amorebieta at times seemed to be paying homage to that game, but nobody else seemed to have a problem; it was just that Falcao was far better than him.}}
  • (lb) A ridiculous or empty show.
  • Derived terms
    * farcical

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .


  • To stuff with forcemeat.
  • (figurative) To fill full; to stuff.
  • * Bishop Sanderson
  • The first principles of religion should not be farced with school points and private tenets.
  • (obsolete) To make fat.
  • * Ben Jonson
  • if thou wouldst farce thy lean ribs
  • (obsolete) To swell out; to render pompous.
  • * Sandys
  • farcing his letter with fustian


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