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Definitions of droll

  1. comical in an odd or whimsical manner; "a droll little man with a quiet tongue-in-cheek kind of humor" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Queer, and fitted to provoke laughter; ludicrous from oddity; amusing and strange. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. One whose practice it is to raise mirth by odd tricks; a jester; a buffoon; a merry-andrew. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Something exhibited to raise mirth or sport, as a puppet, a farce, and the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To jest; to play the buffoon. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To lead or influence by jest or trick; to banter or jest; to cajole. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To make a jest of; to set in a comical light. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Ridiculous; queer; amusing; as, a droll manner. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Odd: amusing: laughable. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. One who excites mirth: a jester. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. To practice drollery: to jest. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Drolly. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. Odd; amusing; facetious. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. Odd; comical; funny. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Odd; merry; facetious; comical; laughable; Indicrous. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. One who excites mirth; a jester; a farce. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. To jest; to play the huffoon. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. Odd; laughable; merry; comical. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. A comical fellow; a jester; one who raises mirth or laughter. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. To jest; to play the Merry-Andrew; to cheat. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. dr[=o]l, adj. odd: amusing: laughable.--n. one who excites mirth: a jester.--v.i. to practise drollery: to jest.--ns. DROLL'ERY; DROLL'ING.--adjs. DROLL'ISH, rather droll; DROLL'Y. [Fr., prob. from Dut. drollig, odd--trold, a hobgoblin; cf. Ger. droll, a short thick person.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  22. Facetious, amusing; queer, odd, surprising; hence drolly adv., drollness n. (N., now rare) jester, wag. (Vb, now rare) play the buffoon, jest with, at, on. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  23. n. One who raises mirth by odd tricks; jester; buffoon; antic;—something exhibited to raise mirth or sport; a farce. Cabinet Dictionary
  24. One whose business is to raise mirth by petty tricks, a jester, a buffoon; a farce, something exhibited to raise mirth. Complete Dictionary
  25. Merry, ludicrous. Complete Dictionary

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