loll

[ lol ]
/ lɒl /

verb (used without object)

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.

verb (used with object)

to allow to hang, droop, or dangle.

noun Archaic.

the act of lolling.
a person or thing that lolls.

Nearby words

  1. lol,
  2. lola,
  3. lolcat,
  4. loliginid,
  5. lolita,
  6. lollage,
  7. lolland,
  8. lollapalooza,
  9. lollard,
  10. lollardry

Origin of loll

1300–50; Middle English lollen, lullen (perhaps imitative); compare Middle Dutch lollen doze, sit over the fire

Related formsloll·er, nounloll·ing·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for loll

loll

/ (lɒl) /

verb

(intr) to lie, lean, or lounge in a lazy or relaxed manner
to hang or allow to hang loosely

noun

an act or instance of lolling
Derived Formsloller, nounlolling, adjective

Word Origin for loll

C14: perhaps imitative; perhaps related to Middle Dutch lollen to doze

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Word Origin and History for loll

loll

v.

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.

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