An example of farce is the show "The Three Stooges."
To farce a play with old jokes.
The farce that we saw last night had us laughing and shaking our heads at the same time.
The first month of labor negotiations was a farce.
The political arena is a mere farce, with all sorts of fools trying to grab power.
The fixed election was a farce.
His show of grief was a farce.
Other Word Forms
Origin of farce
- Middle English farse stuffing from Old French farce stuffing, interpolation, interlude from Vulgar Latin farsa from feminine of Latin farsus variant of fartus past participle of farcīre to stuff
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English farcen, from Old French farsir, farcir, from Latin farcire (“to cram, stuff”).
- From Middle French farce (“comic interlude in a mystery play”).