Etymology
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droll (adj.)

"waggish, deliberately facetious, comical," 1620s, from French drôle "odd, comical, funny" (1580s), in French a noun, drolle, draule, meaning "a merry fellow, buffoon," 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.

updated on December 07, 2020

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Definitions of droll from WordNet

droll (adj.)
comical in an odd or whimsical manner;
a droll little man with a quiet tongue-in-cheek kind of humor
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