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farceur

[fahr-sur; French far-sœr]
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noun, plural far·ceurs [fahr-surz; French far-sœr] /fɑrˈsɜrz; French farˈsœr/.
  1. a writer or director of or actor in farce.
  2. a joker; wag.
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Origin of farceur

1775–85; < French, Middle French, equivalent to farc(er) to joke, banter (derivative of farce farce) + -eur -eur
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Examples from the Web for farceur

Historical Examples

  • Huysmans the farceur, the Jules Verne of sthetics, is enjoying himself.

    Egoists

    James Huneker

  • He was by turns a farceur, a wit, a man of emotion, a man with a touch of genius.

    The Way of Ambition

    Robert Hichens

  • The women crossed themselves, and the men muttered "farceur."

  • The firmament is not to be shaken, but Annibale is not a farceur, nor his Blessed One absurd.

    Lore of Proserpine

    Maurice Hewlett

  • All this had its use, and many of the sufferers long since became the farceur's devoted friends.


British Dictionary definitions for farceur

farceur

noun
  1. a writer of or performer in farces
  2. a joker
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Derived Formsfarceuse, fem n
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