droll


1droll

adjective \ˈdrōl\

: having an odd and amusing quality

Full Definition of DROLL

:  having a humorous, whimsical, or odd quality <his dignified presence decorated our droll little quarters — Gwendolyn Brooks>
droll·ness noun
drol·ly \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

2droll

noun

Definition of DROLL

:  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>

First Known Use of DROLL

circa 1645

3droll

intransitive verb

Definition of DROLL

archaic
:  to make fun :  jest, sport

First Known Use of DROLL

1654

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