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Any of a series of farces, especially those written by Ben Travers, presented at the Aldwych Theatre in the 1920s and early 1930s, typically characterized by broad satirical humour and featuring eccentric characters often caught in absurd situations.
1920s; earliest use found in The Irish Times. From the name of the Aldwych Theatre, situated on Aldwych in central London + farce.
Aldwych farce/ˈɔːldwɪtʃ ˈfɑːs//ˈɒldwɪtʃ ˈfɑːs/
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