adjective, droll·er, droll·est.
verb (used without object)
Origin of droll
Examples from the Web for droll
And, as the enigmatic front man to an avant garde indie rock group, he is droll, perceptive, and splendidly weird.Oscars 2015: The Daily Beast’s Picks, From Scarlett Johansson to ‘Boyhood’|Marlow Stern|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And Pratt is at once macho, charming, and droll; a Han Solo for the Facebook generation.The Next Han Solo: Chris Pratt on His Star-Making Turn in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’|Marlow Stern|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But unlike True Detective it was also droll, playful, quirky, invigorating, and creative.‘True Detective,’ Obsessive-Compulsive Noir, and ‘Twin Peaks’|Jimmy So|March 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Truth in Advertising balances the droll with the hopeful and the glib with the heartfelt.
Ronson himself—inquiring, droll, more than a bit nerdy—is the self-deprecating guide and hero of these adventures.
The droll things were called the "Little Ease," and seemingly, were intended to create merriment.
Yesterday was exactly the sort of a day I love best—a spicy, unexpected, amusing day—crowned with a droll adventure.The Friendly Road|(AKA David Grayson) Ray Stannard Baker
What more painfully remote from drollery than his efforts to be droll?The Writings of James Russell Lowell in Prose and Poetry, Volume V|James Russell Lowell
Were she a Frenchwoman she would have said, But, sir, you are droll.The Message|Louis Tracy
This idea seemed so droll that he could not refrain from smiling.The Crystal Hunters|George Manville Fenn
British Dictionary definitions for droll
Word Origin for droll
Word Origin and History for droll
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.