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droll

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adjective \ˈdrōl\

Simple Definition of droll

  • : having an odd and amusing quality

Full Definition of droll

  1. :  having a humorous, whimsical, or odd quality <his dignified presence decorated our droll little quarters — Gwendolyn Brooks>

droll·ness noun
drol·ly play \ˈdrō(l)-lē\ adverb

Examples of droll

  1. a droll little man with a peculiar sense of humor

  2. a book of droll stories



Origin of droll

French drôle, from drôle scamp, from Middle French drolle, from Middle Dutch, imp


First Known Use: 1623


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droll

noun

Definition of droll

  1. :  an amusing person :  jester, comedian



Examples of droll

  1. <the drolls of late-night TV had a field day with that senator's sexual shenanigans>



Circa 1645

First Known Use of droll

circa 1645


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droll

verb

Definition of droll

archaic

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to make fun :  jest, sport



1654

First Known Use of droll

1654



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