Definition of farceur in English:


Syllabification: far·ceur
Pronunciation: /färˈsər


1A writer of or performer in farces.
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  • 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.
1.1A joker or comedian.


late 17th century: French, from obsolete farcer 'act in farces'.

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