Definition of droll adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//drəʊl//
; NAmE NAmE//droʊl//
(old-fashioned or ironic)
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amusing, but not in a way that you expect So they’ve locked me out of the house? Very droll, I’m sure! There was a droll, cynical expression on his face. Word Originearly 17th cent. (as an adjective): from French drôle, perhaps from Middle Dutch drolle ‘imp, goblin’.
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