Farce (?), v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Farced (?), p. pr. & vb. n.
Farcing (?).] [F. Farcir, L. farcire; akin to
Gr. ???????? to fence in, stop up. Cf. Force
to stuff, Diaphragm, Frequent, Farcy,
Farse.] 1. To stuff with forcemeat;
hence, to fill with mingled ingredients; to fill full; to
The first principles of religion should not be
farced with school points and private tenets.
His tippet was aye farsed full of
2. To render fat. [Obs.]
If thou wouldst farce thy lean
ribs. B. Jonson.
3. To swell out; to render pompous.
Farcing his letter with fustian.
Farce, n. [F. farce, from L.
farsus (also sometimes farctus), p. p. pf
farcire. See Farce, v. t.]
1. (Cookery) Stuffing, or mixture of
viands, like that used on dressing a fowl; forcemeat.
2. A low style of comedy; a dramatic
composition marked by low humor, generally written with little regard
to regularity or method, and abounding with ludicrous incidents and
Farce is that in poetry which "grotesque" is in
a picture: the persons and action of a farce are all
unnatural, and the manners false. Dryden.
3. Ridiculous or empty show; as, a mere
farce. "The farce of state." Pope.