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somebody named peter that is retarded or acts like it
peter stop being a petard and quit lighting my hair on fire!
by esse March 23, 2005
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1.
A nasty and insulting word for members of PETA, an animal-rights terrorist organization. They are usually destroying property or protesting at McDonalds.
An idiot PETArd threw paint on my fur coat, so I sued her for over a million dollars and won.
by weirdgirl June 18, 2003
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2.
Derogatory term for one who belongs to PETA. See also terrorist.
Those PETArds are protesting outside the Outback Steakhouse again. Should I dump the T-bones on them, boss?
by SiliconHero April 25, 2003
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3.
a device contrived to hurt another person; boobytrap; an explosive contraption used in warfare to blow in a door or form a breach in a wall.
to "hoist by one's own petard" means you have been hurt or caught by the very device that you intended to hurt someone else. This phrase is often used mockingly, as if to say that you stepped in your own mess.
by Dr. Dave January 07, 2004
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4.
Medieval demolition. Set down by people, and then the person runs. In many cases, the person may fail to run, therefore they have been "blown away by their own petard", which is also a common saying.
Petard is nothing to do with retard. You are retarded, not petarded. :P
by Steaver370 July 30, 2004
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5.
Another french word to define a joint.
Il m'explose la tête ce pétard !
by Marianne January 18, 2004
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6.
Over the top animal rights activists, frequently (but not always) members or fans of PETA, hence the name. Not all animal rights activists and members of PETA are extreme, but the term brands the most extreme animal rights activists.

The term PETA is used because many extreme animal rights terrorism had originated with the association, though most of PETA's members are not this bad, or extreme in general.

They constantly whine and bawl when an animal is not treated like a god, regardless of how the animal feels.

These people will easily spew generalizing statements and curses against a race for a simple mistreatment of animals by certain people of a certain race, or sometimes simply for preparing food or eating a different meat.

They are eager to protect a carefree animal, yet scoff and/or act indifferently around human beings.

Frequently seen on YouTube and elsewhere on the internet.

*This term is not intended to refer to or offend the mentally challenged or all PETA members, but it is difficult finding a name for people like this.
Examples:

1. Article: "How to feed your dog kibbles"

PETArds: "OMG YOU'RE FEEDING YOUR DOG SHIT KIBBLES AREN'T TASTY I HOPE YOU BURN IN HELL ANIMAL ABUSER!"

Responder: "The dog is happily enjoying the kibbles and it's healthy for them."

PETArds: "YOU'RE ONE OF THEM BURN IN HELL."

2. YouTube video: "Chinese prepare special fish stir fry"

PETArds: "YOU STUPID CHINKS I HOPE ALL OF YOUR RACE GETS KILLED SLOWLY AND BURNS IN HELL!!!"

Other YouTuber: "Don't be so ignorant. The world over eats fish, not just Chinese. It wasn't even alive when it was being prepared. We eat fish all the time."

PETArds: "YOU'RE PROBABLY JUST ANOTHER SLANTED EYED GOOKY ASIAN CHINK I HOPE YOU DIE LIEK ALL YOUR BARBARIC RACE ASIANS!"

3. News: "Civil war and genocide claims 4 year old parents"

PETArds: "HAHAHHA STUPID HUMAN PEOPLE ARE SCUM OF THE EARTH ANIMALS FTW!!!"

Responder: "What is wrong with you? Animals aren't all kind and loving. Many attack they're prey. The poor kid lost his parents so show some respect."

PETArds: "YOU FUCKING ANIMAL ABUSER ALL ANIMALS LOVE AND CARE FOR EACH OTHER ONLY HUMANS EAT OTHER ANIMALS GLAD THE KID'S PARENTS ARE DEAD LESS HUMANS AND I HOPE YOU JOIN THEM IN HELL MURDERER!"
by sega31098 October 16, 2011
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7.
The French word for a rectal zephyr fart. Origin Latin pedere, to break wind.
Following the meal, the queen produced a series of dainty petards, all discreetly ignored by her tablemates.
by Jerrod Mason February 07, 2004
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