Fargo is a 1996 film by the Coen Brothers (Joel & Ethan Coen) about a car salesman named Jerry Lundegaard who has his wife kidnapped, getting his father-in-law to pay the ransom, and using that money to build a parking lot. The plan spirals out of control, involving several murders committed by various people. One of the most famous scenes involves one of the kidnappers feeding his accomplice through a woodchipper.

Fargo takes place mostly in the Minnesota city of Brainerd; the movie has become famous for its use of the quirky Minnesotan accent and the beautifully photographed snow landscapes. It is considered one of the best movies of the 90's and appears in film critic Roger Ebert's list of Great Movies.
Fargo is one of the best dark comedies ever made! Oddly enough, only one scene in the entire movie takes place in Fargo, Minnesota.
by Jerry Lundegaard August 11, 2007
Top Definition
The act of extreme mutilation. Derived from the 1996 movie "Fargo" in which a kidnapper feeds his accomplice through a woodchipper.
He came at me and I was like, bra please, I'll Fargo you so bad you'll be bleeding for years.
by eballa March 25, 2011
A city in North Dakota that produces people who do not know how to properly pronounce "bag", "tag", "lag", "rag", "sag", "hag", "jag", "nag", "wag", "zag", or "flag". They seem to replace the "a" with "ay" and seem to take pride in the way they butcher the English language.
Lauren is definitely from Fargo--I know because she doesn't know how to say the word "bag".
by Grammar Not See July 16, 2014
The largest city in North Dakota, located on the border with Minnesota. It is the home of North Dakota State University, and the title of a popular Coen Brother's movie.
Fargo is such a shithole.
by Steven Marshall March 12, 2003
The best city in the upper Midwest besides Minneapolis. 2006 population 102,254 (from the city) and growing. On the west side of the Red River of the north in North Dakota. Moorhead, Minnesota is located on the east side with almost 40,000 (38,346). Metropolitan area is just about 215,000 and is growing quite quickly. Many new developments in the suburban area and downtown. GROWING LIKE CRAZY!!!!!!!! Home of the worlds largest all sports store, Scheels. Also the headquarters is located here.
Many new restaurants, retail, and offices are being put up all over town. Great place for young rich people.
Fargo is growing at a very fast pace.
by Matt from SD June 28, 2006
The largest city in North Dakota with population of about 100,000 itself and almost 250,000 in the whole metro area and growing rapidly. A pretty decent place to live with an awesome night life, lots of college kids as there are 3 major universities in the area. The only downside would be the frigid winters, which are not for the faint of heart. Besides the few cold months of winter fall is beautiful, summers provide a short drive to beautiful Minnesota lakes country, and a decent spring. Also, it is extremely flat...no hills whatsoever. Lots of shopping and culture. Has the most pristine air and lowest crime rates in the US for a city of its size. Also, still experiencing an economic boom unlike the rest of the country.
I have to admit to having the Fargo accent.
by SamanthaEm August 21, 2008
good from afar, but far from good
'she looked so much better from back there'
'yeah what a proper fargo!'
by mogdoglono March 07, 2009
A middle name for a cat. It has no purpose and no reason for being there however it's there anyways. Everyone will always ask you what Fargo means and most of the time I suggest to just ignore the question all together, but if they pressure you enough to break your head then tell them the truth...it's a shitty no point city that no one likes.
Simon Fargo Cook
by Rick Federledernen November 24, 2008

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