from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who acts in or writes a farce.
- n. A comic; a wag.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who writes farces, or who performs in them
- n. A farcical comedian
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A writer or player of farces; a joker; a wag.
French, from Old French, from farcer, to joke, from farce, farce; see farce.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowed directly from French (Wiktionary)