[fawrs-meet, fohrs-]
noun Cookery.
a mixture of finely chopped and seasoned foods, usually containing egg white, meat or fish, etc., used as a stuffing or served alone.
Also, farcemeat.

1680–90; force, variant of obsolete farce stuffing + meat Unabridged
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forcemeat (ˈfɔːsˌmiːt)
farce, Also called: farcemeat a mixture of chopped or minced ingredients used for stuffing
[C17: from force (see farce) + meat]

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Word Origin & History

"mincemeat," 1688, from force "to stuff," a variant of farce (q.v.) + meat.
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