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lollop

[lol-uh p]
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verb (used without object)
  1. British Dialect. to loll; lounge.
  2. to move forward with a bounding or leaping motion.

Origin of lollop

First recorded in 1735–45; extended variant of loll
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Examples from the Web for lollop

Historical Examples

  • Let them lollop along in their own wretched fashion to some final imbecility!

    Robert Orange

    John Oliver Hobbes

  • If we do not pick up a wind, however, there is no knowing how long we may lollop about.

    A Voyage in the 'Sunbeam'</p>

    Annie Allnut Brassey

  • I resumed my hat, and the rabbit lolloped a lollop or so out of my way.

  • At that moment, George was announcing in an undertone: "Here's the lollop now."

    The Day of Days

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • They may look on the lollop, but not on the sulk, nor they don't 'ang their 'eads like a ill-tempered moke.


British Dictionary definitions for lollop

lollop

verb (intr) mainly British
  1. to walk or run with a clumsy or relaxed bouncing movement
  2. a less common word for lounge

Word Origin

C18: probably from loll + -op as in gallop, to emphasize the contrast in meaning
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