Variant of farce
- Now Rare stuffing, as for a fowl
- an exaggerated comedy based on broadly humorous, highly unlikely situations
- broad humor of the kind found in such plays
- something absurd or ridiculous, as an obvious pretense: his show of grief was a farce
Origin: Fr, stuffing, hence farce < VL *farsa < pp. of L farcire, to stuff: early farces were used to fill interludes between acts
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