- to recline or lean in a relaxed, lazy, or indolent manner; lounge: to loll on a sofa.
- to hang loosely; droop; dangle: The dog stood in the heat with his tongue lolling out of his mouth.
- to allow to hang, droop, or dangle.
- the act of lolling.
- a person or thing that lolls.
Origin of loll
Related Words for lollsprawl, slouch, recline, lounge, loiter, laze, loaf, dangle, droop, relax, slump, lean, sag, drop, hang, rest, flop, idle, dawdle, bum
Examples from the Web for loll
Contemporary Examples of loll
“All good dealers and collectors look into provenance,” says Loll.Why eBay Is an Art Forger’s Paradise
August 19, 2014
Historical Examples of loll
We are not meant to loll at our devotions, as the lecturer told us.The Nebuly Coat
John Meade Falkner
Loll was straight before me, gesticulating and shouting to his men.Burlesques
William Makepeace Thackeray
That is why you are for ever sleeping, and why you loll and rest at all times.Roger the Bold
F. S. Brereton
They loll on their mustangs, lazily worrying out the long hours.The Little Lady of Lagunitas
Richard Henry Savage
Make them a reproach, and all that pass by them to loll out their tongues at them!Library Notes
A. P. Russell
- (intr) to lie, lean, or lounge in a lazy or relaxed manner
- to hang or allow to hang loosely
- an act or instance of lolling
Word Origin for loll
mid-14c., lollen "to lounge idly, hang loosely," perhaps related to Middle Dutch lollen "to doze, mumble," or somehow imitative of rocking or swinging. Specifically of the tongue from 1610s. Related: Lolled; lolling. As a noun, from 1709.