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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
1. See amusing.
drollness, noundrolly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for droll

droll
/ (drəʊl) /

adjective

amusing in a quaint or odd manner; comical
drollness, noundrolly, adverb
C17: from French drôle scamp, from Middle Dutch: imp
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