[syn: drollery, waggery]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Drollery \Droll"er*y\, n.; pl. Drolleries. [F. dr[^o]lerie.
1. The quality of being droll; sportive tricks; buffoonery;
droll stories; comical gestures or manners.
The rich drollery of "She Stoops to Conquer." --
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a comic incident or series of incidents [syn: drollery,
clowning, comedy, funniness]
2: a quaint and amusing jest [syn: drollery, waggery]