[ droh-luh-ree ]
/ ˈdroʊ lə ri /

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.

Origin of drollery

1590–1600; droll + -ery; compare French drôlerie
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British Dictionary definitions for drollery


/ (ˈdrəʊlərɪ) /

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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