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droll

[drohl]
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adjective, droll·er, droll·est.
  1. amusing in an odd way; whimsically humorous; waggish.
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noun
  1. a droll person; jester; wag.
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verb (used without object)
  1. Archaic. to jest; joke.
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Origin of droll

1615–25; < Middle French drolle pleasant rascal < Middle Dutch drol a fat little man
Related formsdroll·ness, noundrol·ly, adverb

Synonyms

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1. diverting, odd, witty. 2, 3. clown.

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1. See amusing.

Antonyms

1. serious.
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Examples from the Web for drolled

Historical Examples

  • Indeed, it really seems to me,Who now am very old,The drollest bit of drolleryThat ever has been drolled.

    Half-Hours with Jimmieboy

    John Kendrick Bangs


British Dictionary definitions for drolled

droll

adjective
  1. amusing in a quaint or odd manner; comical
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Derived Formsdrollness, noundrolly, adverb

Word Origin

C17: from French drôle scamp, from Middle Dutch: imp
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Word Origin and History for drolled

droll

adj.

1620s, from French drôle "odd, comical, funny" (1580s), in Middle French a noun meaning "a merry fellow," possibly from Middle Dutch drol "fat little fellow, goblin," or Middle High German trolle "clown," ultimately from Old Norse troll "giant, troll" (see troll (n.)). Related: Drolly; drollish.

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