Droll"er*y (?), n.; pl. Drolleries (#). [F. drolerie. 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.

 

© Webster 1913.

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