[ noun ] (theater,writing) a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
Used in print(Chicago Daily Tribune...)
H._E._Bates has scribbled a farce called `` Hark_,_Hark_,_the_Lark '' !(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)
`` Litigants and witnesses were put to the expense and inconvenience of going long distances to transact business ; public money spent ; justice delayed ; nothing accomplished , and the whole distribution of justice in this county seems to be an absolute farce '' .