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or lollypop

[lol-ee-pop] /ˈlɒl iˌpɒp/
a piece of hard candy attached to the end of a small stick that is held in the hand while the candy is licked.
Origin of lollipop
1785-95; dial. lolly tongue + pop1 Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for lollipop
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  • Is sock only a corruption of suck, indicating a lollipop origin?

  • Upon my honour and soul, I mean no mischief; do I, lollipop?

    Uncle Silas J. S. LeFanu
  • No lollipop confectionery for him, melting in the mouth like painted butter.

  • This lollipop found its way straight into the receptive mouth of any small creature of the human race who came in her way.

    A Young Mutineer Mrs. L. T. Meade
  • The second crocodile hadn't finished yet, so he followed right after the first, still sucking his lollipop.

    My Father's Dragon Ruth Stiles Gannett
British Dictionary definitions for lollipop


a boiled sweet or toffee stuck on a small wooden stick
(Brit) another word for ice lolly
Word Origin
C18: perhaps from Northern English dialect lolly the tongue (compare loll) + pop1
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Word Origin and History for lollipop

1784, lolly-pops "sweetmeats, soft candy," perhaps related to loll "to dangle" (the tongue) + pop "strike, slap." Or the first element may be northern dialectal lolly "the tongue." Meaning "hard candy on a stick" is from 1920s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for lollipop



A pitch that is easy to hit: will they chuckle when out-of-shape lefties lob up lollipops? (1960s+ Baseball)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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