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[lol] /lɒl/
verb (used without object)
to recline or lean in a relaxed, lazy, or indolent manner; lounge:
to loll on a sofa.
to hang loosely; droop; dangle:
The dog stood in the heat with his tongue lolling out of his mouth.
verb (used with object)
to allow to hang, droop, or dangle.
noun, Archaic.
the act of lolling.
a person or thing that lolls.
Origin of loll
1300-50; Middle English lollen, lullen (perhaps imitative); compare Middle Dutch lollen doze, sit over the fire
Related forms
loller, noun
lollingly, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Burly troopers, grimed with powder and half drunk, lolled everywhere about its doors.

    The Garden of Swords Max Pemberton
  • The Comtesse sat down, and then lolled back on the short grass.

    The Northern Iron George A. Birmingham
  • He dropped the lever, lolled back in the chair, gulping air.

    Gambler's World John Keith Laumer
  • The sun fell on them with just the right amount of warmth as they lolled on the grass.

    David and the Phoenix Edward Ormondroyd
  • They ate plentifully, lolled on the grass, and looked at some hideous trophies, the scalps that they carried at their belts.

    The Scouts of the Valley Joseph A. Altsheler
  • I became pagan as I lolled there, a creature of sensuous feeling.

    The Blue Germ Martin Swayne
  • Leonard Everard was certainly good to look upon as he lolled at his ease on that summer morning.

    The Man Bram Stoker
  • Suddenly, Burke dropped the pistol into his pocket, and lolled back in his chair.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
British Dictionary definitions for lolled


(intransitive) to lie, lean, or lounge in a lazy or relaxed manner
to hang or allow to hang loosely
an act or instance of lolling
Derived Forms
loller, noun
lolling, adjective
Word Origin
C14: perhaps imitative; perhaps related to Middle Dutch lollen to doze
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for lolled



mid-14c., lollen "to lounge idly, hang loosely," perhaps related to Middle Dutch lollen "to doze, mumble," or somehow imitative of rocking or swinging. Specifically of the tongue from 1610s. Related: Lolled; lolling. As a noun, from 1709.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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