drollness


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droll

(drōl)
adj. droll·er, droll·est
Amusingly odd or whimsically comical.
n. Archaic
An amusing or whimsically comical person.

[French drôle, from earlier, rascal, knave, from Middle French drolle, bon vivant, from Middle Dutch drol, hobgoblin, elf, from Old Norse troll, troll; see troll2.]

droll′ness n.
drol′ly adv.
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