Definition of farcy in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfärsē/ /ˈfɑrsi/


  • Glanders in horses (or a similar disease in cattle) in which there is inflammation of the lymph vessels, causing nodules (farcy buds or farcy buttons).

    • ‘If the skin and underlying lymphatic tissue only is involved it is called farcy.’


Late Middle English from Old French farcin, from late Latin farciminum, from farcire ‘to stuff’ (because of the appearance of the swollen nodules).