British informal a cream or unguent

Word Origin for jollop

C20: from French jalap, from Spanish jalapa, from purga de Jalapa purge of Jalapa, Jalapa being a city in Mexico
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Examples from the Web for jollop

Historical Examples of jollop

  • “Let him mind his salts-and-senna and jollop,” said Jack sharply.

    Bunyip Land

    George Manville Fenn