adj. droll·er, droll·est
Amusingly odd or whimsically comical.
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.]
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