- a lump or blob of some substance: dollops of mud.
- a small quantity: Add a dollop of soda water to the mixture.
- to dispense in dollops: to dollop whipped cream over the cake.
Origin of dollop
Examples from the Web for dollop
Dessert is a slice of melt-in-your-mouth treacle tart with a dollop of perfectly tart clotted cream.Join The Mile High (Dining) Club
September 26, 2014
And, of course, the whole shebang can be topped with a dollop of hot cheese.Classics Get a Cheesy Twist at Fall River Spot
Jane & Michael Stern
May 4, 2014
He embraced it, like the nickname “Killer,” and he fed the rage with drugs as required: Every audience demanded its dollop.The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis
Richard Ben Cramer
January 11, 2014
To explain this ghostly occurrence, we get a dollop of gossip concerning the recent death of a hated bishop.The Forgotten Russian: The Genius of Nikolai Leskov
April 10, 2013
It will require an all-hands-on-deck effort combining hard work, political savvy, and even a dollop of good luck.The GOP and Violence Against Women
February 12, 2013
Such a phrase as this might be heard: "What a dollop of fat you have given me!"
Said you give him a dollop o' pudding, and it tasted of soap and hair-oil.New Treasure Seekers
E. (Edith) Nesbit
But before Brother Copas could withdraw the plate a dollop of meat had been dumped upon it.Brother Copas
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Then the bows lifted to the first swell, and a dollop of spray flew over them, and rattled against the bridge-screens.Pincher Martin, O.D.
H. Taprell Dorling
A certain weight of jute, termed a “dollop,” is laid upon the feed cloth for each revolution of the latter.
- a semisolid lump
- a large serving, esp of food
- (tr foll by out) to serve out (food)
Word Origin and History for dollop
1570s, from East Anglian dialectal dallop "patch, tuft or clump of grass," of uncertain origin. Modern sense of "a lump or glob" is 1812. As a verb, from 1825.