Definition of farceur in English:



  • 1A writer of or performer in farces.

    ‘Both proved themselves adept farceurs, savouring every idiotic situation and line of dialogue with gusto and panache.’
    • ‘In other words, whereas Moliere is a farceur, Kleist is a Romantic.’
    • ‘In either case, the juxtaposition of sly humour and high drama seems to mirror the gap between Stiller's two personas, as farceur and tragedian.’
    • ‘Sometimes fakir, sometimes farceur, he dominates the scenes in which he appears.’
    • ‘He's a bit of a farceur, which I see as a dying art.’
    • ‘This is a scene from a classic bedroom farce - but with consequences undreamed of by traditional farceurs, like the great Feydau or the contemporary Aykborn.’
    • ‘That's how an acute farceur humanized a sewer rat for audiences of the 50s and every TV generation since.’
    1. 1.1A joker or comedian.
      • ‘the show unearthed a generation of gifted farceurs and mimics’
      comic, funny man, funny woman, comedienne, comedy actor, comedy actress, humorist, gagster, stand-up



/färˈsər/ /fɑrˈsər/


Late 17th century French, from obsolete farcer ‘act farces’.