verb \ˈfärs\

Definition of FARCE

transitive verb
:  stuff
:  to improve as if by stuffing

Origin of FARCE

Middle English farsen, from Anglo-French farsir, from Latin farcire
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

Rhymes with 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

:  a savory stuffing :  forcemeat
:  a light dramatic composition marked by broadly satirical comedy and improbable plot
:  the broad humor characteristic of farce
:  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

Other Performing Arts Terms

diva, dramaturgy, loge, prestidigitation, proscenium, supernumerary, zany


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