[ lol-erd ]
/ ˈlɒl ərd /


an English or Scottish follower of the religious teachings of John Wycliffe from the 14th to the 16th centuries.

Origin of Lollard

1375–1425; late Middle English < Middle Dutch lollaert mumbler (of prayers), equivalent to loll(en) to mumble (see lull) + -aert -ard
Related formsLol·lard·y, Lol·lard·ry, Lol·lard·ism, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for lollard


/ (ˈlɒləd) /


English history a follower of John Wycliffe during the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries

Derived FormsLollardy, Lollardry or Lollardism, noun

Word Origin for Lollard

C14: from Middle Dutch; mutterer, from lollen to mumble (prayers)
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