verb (used without object), lal·ly·gagged, lal·ly·gag·ging. Informal.
to spend time idly; loaf.
to indulge in kisses and caresses; make love; neck.
Origin of lallygag
An Americanism dating back to 1860–65; origin uncertain
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The dessert was forgotten, although it was Mrs. MacCalls famous whangdoodle pudding and lallygag sauce.The Corner House Girls Snowbound
Grace Brooks Hill
verb -gags, -gagging or -gagged
(intr) US to loiter aimlessly
Word Origin for lallygag
C20: of unknown origin
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1862; see lollygag. Related: Lallygagged; lallygagging.
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