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farce

play
verb \ˈfärs\

Definition of farce

farcedfarc·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  stuff

  3. 2 :  to improve as if by stuffing



Origin of farce

Middle English farsen, from Anglo-French farsir, from Latin farcire


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with farce


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farce

noun

Simple Definition of farce

  • : a funny play or movie about ridiculous situations and events

  • : the style of humor that occurs in a farce

  • : something that is so bad that it is seen as ridiculous

Full Definition of farce

  1. 1 :  a savory stuffing :  forcemeat

  2. 2 :  a light dramatic composition marked by broadly satirical comedy and improbable plot

  3. 3 :  the broad humor characteristic of farce

  4. 4 :  an empty or patently ridiculous act, proceeding, or situation <the trial became a farce>

Examples of farce

  1. an actor with a talent for farce

  2. <the recall of a duly elected official for a frivolous reason is not democracy in action but a farce>



Origin of farce

Middle English farse, from Middle French farce, from Vulgar Latin *farsa, from Latin, feminine of farsus, past participle of farcire


First Known Use: 14th century

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FARCE Defined for Kids

farce

play
noun \ˈfärs\

Definition of farce

  1. :  something that is ridiculous <Instead of being fair, the trial was a farce.>





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