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

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • Facing me in the back seat, they lolled easily and smoked their cigars.

    Ruggles of Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson
  • He lolled back with the luxury of an utterly saddle-weary man.

    The Law-Breakers Ridgwell Cullum
  • Sucatash, against the lamp-post, lolled negligently and rolled a cigarette.

    Louisiana Lou William West Winter
  • The breeze that lolled through the church had no right there.

    In a Little Town Rupert Hughes
  • Sigyn lolled out her tongue and her white teeth grinned at him in answer.

    Space Prison Tom Godwin
  • The Comtesse sat down, and then lolled back on the short grass.

    The Northern Iron George A. Birmingham
  • The sun fell on them with just the right amount of warmth as they lolled on the grass.

    David and the Phoenix Edward Ormondroyd
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
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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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