noun, plural droll·er·ies.

something whimsically amusing or funny.
an oddly amusing story or jest.
a droll quality or manner; whimsical humor.
the action or behavior of a droll, waggish person; jesting.
a comic picture.
Archaic. a puppet show.

Nearby words

  1. droit des gens,
  2. droit du seigneur,
  3. droitural,
  4. droke,
  5. droll,
  6. dromedary,
  7. dromograph,
  8. dromomania,
  9. dromon,
  10. dromond

Origin of drollery

1590–1600; droll + -ery; compare French drôlerie

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British Dictionary definitions for drollery


noun plural -eries

humour; comedy
rare a droll act, story, or remark
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Word Origin and History for drollery



1590s, from French drôlerie (16c.), from drôle (see droll).

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