Definitions for: Drollery


[n] a quaint and amusing jest
[n] a comic incident or series of incidents



Webster (1913) Definition: Droll"er*y, n.; pl. Drolleries. [F. dr[^o]lerie.
See Droll.]
1. The quality of being droll; sportive tricks; buffoonery;
droll stories; comical gestures or manners.

The rich drollery of ``She Stoops to Conquer.'' --
Macaulay.

2. Something which serves to raise mirth; as:
(a) A puppet show; also, a puppet. [Obs.] --Shak.
(b) A lively or comic picture. [Obs.]

I bought an excellent drollery, which I
afterward parted with to my brother George of
Wotton. -- Evelyn.

Synonyms: clowning, comedy, funniness, waggery

See Also: fun, jest, jocularity, joke, play, sport

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