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Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Definitions for farceur

  1. a joker; wag.
  2. a writer or director of or actor in farce.

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Citations for farceur
A man may be happy at repartee, a merrymaker, a farceur, a jester, and yet not be a wit, although he may be esteemed one for his lively conversation, drollery, aptitude in rejoinder and equivoque. John Duke Coleridge (1820 – 1894), Great Thoughts from Master Minds Vol. V, 1908
The life of a professional farceur isn't all a farce, by a long shot. This is especially true if you happen to be Collie of the Lambs Club. William Collier, “When Life Is Not All a Farce,” New York Times, 1907
Origin of farceur
1775-1785
Farceur comes from the French word of the same spelling, which in turn is rooted in the Latin word farcire meaning "to stuff, cram."