[ dol-uh p ]
/ ˈdɒl əp /


a lump or blob of some substance: dollops of mud.
a small quantity: Add a dollop of soda water to the mixture.

verb (used with object)

to dispense in dollops: to dollop whipped cream over the cake.

Origin of dollop

1565–75; compare Icelandic dōlpur fat man, Norwegian (dial.) dolp lump Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for dollop


/ (ˈdɒləp) informal /


a semisolid lump
a large serving, esp of food


(tr foll by out) to serve out (food)

Word Origin for dollop

C16: of unknown origin
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