follow Dictionary.com

Your favorite word could be our Word of the Day!

flatulent

[flach-uh-luh nt] /ˈflætʃ ə lənt/
adjective
1.
generating gas in the alimentary canal, as food.
2.
attended with, caused by, or suffering from such an accumulation of gas.
3.
having unsupported pretensions; inflated and empty; pompous; turgid:
a flatulent style.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Neo-Latin flātulentus; see flatus, -ulent
Related forms
flatulence, flatulency, noun
flatulently, adverb
nonflatulence, noun
nonflatulency, noun
nonflatulent, adjective
nonflatulently, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for flatulent

flatulent

/ˈflætjʊlənt/
adjective
1.
suffering from or caused by an excessive amount of gas in the alimentary canal, producing uncomfortable distension
2.
generating excessive gas in the alimentary canal
3.
pretentious or windy in style
Derived Forms
flatulence, flatulency, noun
flatulently, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from New Latin flātulentus, from Latin: flatus
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for flatulent
adj.

1590s, from Middle French flatulent, from Modern Latin flatulentus, from Latin flatus "a blowing, a breaking wind," past participle of flare "to blow, puff," which is cognate with Old English blawan (see blow (v.1)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for flatulent

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for flatulent

12
16
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for flatulent