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Saturday, May 04, 2013

Definitions for droll

  1. amusing in an odd way; whimsically humorous; waggish.
  2. a droll person; jester; wag.
  3. Archaic. to jest; joke.

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Citations for droll
Adah would, of course, say something more droll, such as “Why, Rachel, your interest in personal hygiene has truly become a higher calling.” Barbara Kingslover, The Poisonwood Bible, 1998
It’s a droll juxtaposition, and it denotes Ms. Drury as a product of our multitasking, wide-sampling age. Rob Weinert-Kendt, "Writes Well With Others," The New York Times, April 16, 2013
Origin of droll
1615-1625
Droll originally comes from the Middle Dutch word drol referring to "a fat little man." The word came to English through the French droll which meant "pleasant rascal."