lallygag

[lah-lee-gag, lal-ee-]
verb (used without object), lal·ly·gagged, lal·ly·gag·ging. Informal.
  1. to spend time idly; loaf.
  2. to indulge in kisses and caresses; make love; neck.
Also lollygag.

Origin of lallygag

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65; origin uncertain
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lallygag

lollygag

verb -gags, -gagging or -gagged
  1. (intr) US to loiter aimlessly

Word Origin for lallygag

C20: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for lallygag
v.

1862; see lollygag. Related: Lallygagged; lallygagging.

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