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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.
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Also lollygag.

Origin of lallygag

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for lallygag

Historical Examples

  • The dessert was forgotten, although it was Mrs. MacCalls famous whangdoodle pudding and lallygag sauce.

    The Corner House Girls Snowbound

    Grace Brooks Hill


British Dictionary definitions for lallygag

lallygag

lollygag

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

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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