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droll

[drohl] /droʊl/
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 of droll
1615-1625
1615-25; < Middle French drolle pleasant rascal < Middle Dutch drol a fat little man
Related forms
drollness, noun
drolly, adverb
Synonyms
1. diverting, odd, witty. See amusing. 2, 3. clown.
Antonyms
1. serious.
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droll

/drəʊl/
adjective
1.
amusing in a quaint or odd manner; comical
Derived Forms
drollness, noun
drolly, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from French drôle scamp, from Middle Dutch: imp
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droll

adj.

1620s, from French drôle "odd, comical, funny" (1580s), in Middle French a noun meaning "a merry fellow," possibly from Middle Dutch drol "fat little fellow, goblin," or Middle High German trolle "clown," ultimately from Old Norse troll "giant, troll" (see troll (n.)). Related: Drolly; drollish.

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