[ drohl ]
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adjective,droll·er, droll·est.
  1. amusing in an odd way; whimsically humorous; waggish.

  1. a droll person; jester; wag.

verb (used without object)
  1. Archaic. to jest; joke.

Origin of droll

First recorded in 1615–25; from Middle French drolle “pleasant rascal,” perhaps from Middle Dutch drol “elf, goblin, fat little man,” ultimately from Old Norse; cf. troll2

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1. See amusing.

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Other words from droll

  • drollness, noun
  • drolly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for droll


/ (drəʊl) /

  1. amusing in a quaint or odd manner; comical

Origin of droll

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

Derived forms of droll

  • drollness, noun
  • drolly, adverb

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