lallygag

[ lah-lee-gag, lal-ee- ]
/ ˈlɑ liˌgæg, ˈlæl i- /

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.

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Also lollygag.

Origin of lallygag

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for lallygag

lallygag

lollygag

/ (ˈlælɪˌɡæɡ) /

verb -gags, -gagging or -gagged

(intr) US to loiter aimlessly

Word Origin for lallygag

C20: of unknown origin
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