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droll

[ drohl ]
/ droʊl /
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adjective, droll·er, droll·est.
amusing in an odd way; whimsically humorous; waggish.
noun
a droll person; jester; wag.
verb (used without object)
Archaic. to jest; joke.
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Origin of droll

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

synonym study for droll

1. See amusing.

OTHER WORDS FROM droll

drollness, noundrolly, adverb
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How to use droll in a sentence

  • Indeed, it really seems to me,Who now am very old,The drollest bit of drolleryThat ever has been drolled.

    Half-Hours with Jimmieboy|John Kendrick Bangs

British Dictionary definitions for droll

droll
/ (drəʊl) /

adjective
amusing in a quaint or odd manner; comical

Derived forms of droll

drollness, noundrolly, adverb

Word Origin for droll

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