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fart +‎ knocker


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fartknocker (plural fartknockers)

  1. (slang, derogatory) A contemptible or annoying person.
    • 1971, Nolan Porterfield, A Way of Knowing: A Novel, Harper's Magazine Press, page 112:
      He ran off, laughing and screaming. Dud jumped up and gave chase. "You little fart knocker," he said, clomping away, long-legged, into the dark. "Bring back here my Hubert Terrapins."
    • August 1974, Larry L. King, “Redneck!”, Texas Monthly, vol. 2, no. 8, p. 63:
      Well, alright, dammit, I don’t like hearing the little fartknocker cry neither.
    • 1997, Emily Toth, Ms. Mentor's Impeccable Advice for Women in Academia, University of Pennsylvania Press (1997), →ISBN, page 34:
      [] Conversely, “What are you racist fartknockers doing about your piss-ant legislature?” won't get you hired at a state university.)
    • 2000, Dorothy Garlock, After the Parade, Warner Books (2000), →ISBN, unnumbered page:
      “Some no-good fart-knocker is out there beatin' up on a woman. []
    • 2013, Hilary Fields, Bliss, Redhook Orbit (2013), →ISBN, unnumbered page:
      “Well, then, why have none of you worthless fart knockers seen fit to fetch her lazy arse? []
  2. (slang, derogatory) A homosexual man.
    • 1995, Krandall Krauss, The President's Son, Alyson Publications (1995), →ISBN, page 92:
      "That little fartknocker didn't leave us any money, and he said it was going to be on him."
      "That's all right, I've got money," Elaine said. "He's so funny; I love him. He's always chasing some man."
    • 1998 July 26, ojokay [username], “Re: Welcome back psycho!”, in alt.fan.oj-simpson, Usenet[1]:
      You want more Beavis, closet fartknocker?
    • 2003 July 24, Gordon Tomlinson, “Re: Gordon Creighton, editor of Flying Saucer Review, dies...”, in alt.alien.visitors, Usenet[2]:
      You smelly degenerate American fag, you seem to have a carnal knowledge of fudgepacking that belies just knowledge, you seem very well up on the subject, however crap at knowing what us brits are like. Well being a fartknocker, i suppose you get ignored regularly.
  3. (informal) An instance of being thrown from, or hitting the ground after being thrown from, a horse.
    • 1971, Ramon F. Adams, The Cowman Says It Salty, University of Arizona Press (1971), page 70:
      [] and, as one cowboy said, "I didn't get settled in the saddle before that hoss shore sent me on a fart knocker."
    • 1975, Jake Logan, Ride, Slocum, Ride, Playboy Press (1975), →ISBN, page 50:
      Slocum flew from the saddle and came down on the road a solid fart knocker.
    • 1989, Doyle Trent, Gunsmoke Justice, Zebra Books (1989), →ISBN, page 22:
      “Wa-al, old Jennifer, she don't care much for strangers anyhow, and she snorted like a steam engine and went straight up. That sombitch turned a double fart-knocker and lit flat on his back. He wasn't dead but he had the hound dog shit knocked out of 'im."