drolleries

drollery

[droh-luh-ree]
noun, plural drolleries.
1.
something whimsically amusing or funny.
2.
an oddly amusing story or jest.
3.
a droll quality or manner; whimsical humor.
4.
the action or behavior of a droll, waggish person; jesting.
5.
a comic picture.
6.
Archaic. a puppet show.

Origin:
1590–1600; droll + -ery; compare French drôlerie

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drollery (ˈdrəʊlərɪ)
 
n , pl -eries
1.  humour; comedy
2.  rare a droll act, story, or remark

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drollery
1590s, from Fr. drôlerie (16c.), from drôle (see droll).
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