droll

[ drohl ]
/ droʊl /

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.

QUIZZES

CAN YOU FEEL THE WEAL WITH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ?

Did you collect all of last week’s words, but eftsoons forget what they mean? Don’t worry, we’re here to jog your memory. See how many words from the week of May 18 to 24 you can get right!
Question 1 of 7
weal

Origin of droll

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

SYNONYMS FOR droll

ANTONYMS FOR droll

synonym study for droll

1. See amusing.

OTHER WORDS FROM droll

droll·ness, noundrol·ly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for drolly

British Dictionary definitions for drolly

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012