- amusing in an odd way; whimsically humorous; waggish.
- a droll person; jester; wag.
- Archaic. to jest; joke.
Origin of droll
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Examples from the Web for drollest
It is the drollest mode of assuming a family name I ever heard of.The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly
Charles James Lever
Altogether, I reckon this meeting as the drollest in all my experience.Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland
Daniel Turner Holmes
He had a little Norval dress, I remember: the drollest little Norval.Roundabout Papers
William Makepeace Thackeray
He has a long pedigree, a crooked tail and the drollest "phiz" in dogdom.Story of My Life
The drollest thing, however, was to see him take his turn at hiding.Stories of Animal Sagacity
- amusing in a quaint or odd manner; comical
Word Origin and History for drollest
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.