- 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 drolling
The girl broke into a fondly approving laugh at his drolling.The March Family Trilogy, Complete
William Dean Howells
"I hope you'll always be silent," the girl shared in his drolling.
The case standing thus, neither the Man, nor the Business, would admit of Drolling.
One can almost see Mr. Fidge and Mr. Padge drolling it in his pages.Highways & Byways in Sussex
"Yes, it's certainly carriage exercise," Verrian admitted in the same spirit, if it was a drolling spirit.
- amusing in a quaint or odd manner; comical
Word Origin and History for drolling
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.