(superl.) Queer, and fitted to provoke laughter; ludicrous from oddity; amusing and strange.
(n.) One whose practice it is to raise mirth by odd tricks; a jester; a buffoon; a merry-andrew.
(n.) Something exhibited to raise mirth or sport, as a puppet, a farce, and the like.
(v. i.) To jest; to play the buffoon.
(v. t.) To lead or influence by jest or trick; to banter or jest; to cajole.
(v. t.) To make a jest of; to set in a comical light.
(1) "It's like revisiting an old world," says Topley-Bird, who is droll and spacey where Tricky is hyperactively chatty.
(2) Obama's roommates were Paul Carpenter, a blond southern Californian who occasionally took his friends surfing (bodysurfing, in Barry's case), and Imad Husain, an intellectual Pakistani with a droll sense of humour who grew up in Karachi (though his parents now lived in Dubai) and finished his secondary education at Bedford School in the UK.
(3) She is by far the most popular …" Ms Harman was careful not to smile at this gallant jibe, but most of the shadow cabinet thought it very droll and smiled happily.
(4) Patterson says that she felt the most sympathy for her father, quietly droll, music-loving, a former Japanese POW.
(5) Tom was unsuited to the home-improvement periodicals for which he wrote in the late 70s, but in 1980 his droll and quizzical reviews began to appear in New Music News, an underground rock weekly launched by Felix Dennis to fill the vacuum left by the strike-bound NME and Melody Maker.
(6) She is the drama's underdog, but Lindqvist's droll, bullish performance elicits the most memorable moments of humour and pathos (as well as several uncomfortable moments in that bikini).
(7) His show was loose and disconnected, delivered in a droll, semi-stoned style that allowed him to ramble gently from one topic to the next.
(8) Here he reviews games with droll and super-fast wit, against a backdrop of animation.
(9) What happened to the droll and down-to-earth candidate who, without a qualm, is now embracing the Bonapartist style of Charles de Gaulle's presidency?
(11) "He was like, 'I've thrown parents in the pool before, don't make me throw you,'" says Tony, adopting a hangdog look and mimicking Murray in the lowest, most droll voice possible.
(12) Most of all, I will miss his style: his suave deportment; his droll sense of humour; his understatement and his physical energy; his articulacy; his charm; his grace.
(13) It's been significantly updated – the stand-out moment for me was when Beryl and Betty did a rap over Don't Stop Me Now (they do the words – "I'm a sex machine, ready to reload", which is droll for their dry delivery – but they also chat all the way through: "I think you were out of tune, there".
(14) In a presentation so droll that the people who came after him kicked off with "We're not going to be as enjoyable as that, I'm afraid", Haslam emphasised activity, more activity, sustainable activity – best of all, routine activity, that is built into your life and carries on regardless of the weather, or whether you've broken your arm.
(15) 1 Know thine enemy It is droll to observe nutritional advice at the public health level; governments and their agencies always approach obesity as though it were a problem of information or – in the popular phrasing – "awareness".
(16) Friday's launch was fun (cue Zuckerberg's droll status update: "Mark Zuckerberg listed a company on Nasdaq") but there's a tendency to see stock market flotations as the culmination of a company's existence.
(17) Every morning, he announces the location of each piece on his website and invites people to call a hotline for droll descriptions of the artwork's inspiration.
(18) Tristram is quite droll about the demands of the narrative, and describes the distance it puts between her and the disease as a kind of relief.
(19) His LinkedIn account is also testament to a droll sense of humour with a minimal CV.
(20) All very droll – but perhaps the self-proclaimed "cock of the walk" might like to think about letting the dust settle?
(n.) A supernatural being, often represented as of diminutive size, but sometimes as a giant, and fabled to inhabit caves, hills, and like places; a witch.
(v. t.) To move circularly or volubly; to roll; to turn.
(v. t.) To send about; to circulate, as a vessel in drinking.
(v. t.) To sing the parts of in succession, as of a round, a catch, and the like; also, to sing loudly or freely.
(v. t.) To angle for with a trolling line, or with a book drawn along the surface of the water; hence, to allure.
(v. t.) To fish in; to seek to catch fish from.
(v. i.) To roll; to run about; to move around; as, to troll in a coach and six.
(v. i.) To move rapidly; to wag.
(v. i.) To take part in trolling a song.
(v. i.) To fish with a rod whose line runs on a reel; also, to fish by drawing the hook through the water.
(n.) The act of moving round; routine; repetition.
(n.) A song the parts of which are sung in succession; a catch; a round.
(n.) A trolley.
(1) While the papers in this country and the New Yorker were crowing about how Beard had, through her own gutsy initiative, tamed her trolls, another woman – Anita Sarkeesian, a Canadian-American journalist – was being trolled.
(2) Trolls called Kaepernick racial epithets , after all.
(3) (They also delivered an encouraging decision on patent trolls just this week.)
(4) Asked by a troll how long he planned to “live off” his Olympic success, and if he would ever do anything of consequence again, Rutherford suggested he might become a porn star or dabble in pottery instead.
(5) Academic and TV historian Mary Beard has disclosed her innovative approach to dealing with her vitriolic Twitter trolls – writing them a job reference.
(6) Digital culture has hardly helped, adding revenge porn, trolls and stranger-shaming to the list of uncomfortable modern obstacles.
(7) Facebook Twitter Pinterest John Oliver on Donald Trump: ‘A Klan-backed misogynist internet troll’ Hang on a minute: who am I as a Briton to interfere in the internal affairs of a foreign country?
(8) And I’m sorry, that will come before any internal party-political issue and I think I should be able to adopt that position without being attacked, without being subject to a nasty troll-form of politics.” On Tuesday the prime minister, David Cameron, promised to publish a comprehensive strategy on Syria in the form of a written response to a report by the foreign affairs select committee, which concluded that the government had failed to make the case for extending airstrikes.
(9) Indeed, the internet’s troll culture developed, at least in part, as a response to the inane “participation” offered by online marketers.
(10) Now, some are accustomed to Dawkins being a bit of a troll.
(11) At least that’s what one sewing blogger’s followers decided after an internet troll came out of nowhere to tell her she should “eat less cake”.
(12) The Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi hate site whose founder organizes harassing “troll storms” of abuse towards political opponents, surpassed the traffic ratings of Stormfront, a more traditional racist site, last July, according to the center’s analysis, becoming the most popular English-language far-right site.
(13) This is the dead centre of troll territory; what they're looking for is that sharp intake of breath; the collective, "How can you say that?"
(14) You should eat less cake’.” In response, Rushmore posted another picture with a defiant message for the troll.
(15) When women can be misogynist trolls, we need a feminist internet | Polly Toynbee Read more “We have got a very real problem with online abuse in this country,” she said.
(16) Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee carrying out a parallel inquiry, has said that at least 1,000 “paid internet trolls working out of a facility in Russia” were pumping anti-Clinton fake news into social media sites during the campaign.
(17) The most widely accepted definition of a troll is a provocateur – someone who says outrageous, extreme or abusive things to elicit a reaction.
(18) Trolls are not often in a rush to discuss their behaviour with a stranger who might spill their darkest deeds to the world.
(19) She admitted getting dates wrong, – giving both trials and the police three separate dates for the visits – but insisted the event, as Trolle later testified, was true.
(20) A variety of different forms of online abuse are highlighted on the site, from trolling (deliberately posting “offensive, upsetting or inflammatory comments online in an attempt to hurt and provoke a response”) to doxxing (publishing personal information about someone, including sex videos and photos, also known as revenge porn) and cyberstalking (“a pattern of online behaviour that is the long-term, intrusive and persistent pursuit of one person by another, making the victim feel frightened and distressed”).