[ drohl ]
/ droʊl /

adjective, droll·er, droll·est.

amusing in an odd way; whimsically humorous; waggish.


a droll person; jester; wag.

verb (used without object)

Archaic. to jest; joke.

Origin of droll

1615–25; < Middle French drolle pleasant rascal < Middle Dutch drol a fat little man

Related forms

droll·ness, noundrol·ly, adverb

Synonym study

1. See amusing.
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/ (drəʊl) /


amusing in a quaint or odd manner; comical

Derived Forms

drollness, noundrolly, adverb

Word Origin for droll

C17: from French drôle scamp, from Middle Dutch: imp
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