drollest

droll

[drohl]
adjective, droller, drollest.
1.
amusing in an odd way; whimsically humorous; waggish.
noun
2.
a droll person; jester; wag.
verb (used without object)
3.
Archaic. to jest; joke.

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

drollness, noun
drolly, adverb


1. diverting, odd, witty. See amusing. 2, 3. clown.


1. serious.
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droll (drəʊl)
 
adj
amusing in a quaint or odd manner; comical
 
[C17: from French drôle scamp, from Middle Dutch: imp]
 
'drollness
 
n
 
'drolly
 
adv

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droll
1620s, from Fr. drole "odd, comical, funny" (1580s), in M.Fr. a noun meaning "a merry fellow," possibly from M.Du. drol "fat little fellow, goblin," or M.H.G. trolle "clown," ultimately from O.N. troll "giant, troll" (see troll (n.)).
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