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verb (used without object)
  1. to recline or lean in a relaxed, lazy, or indolent manner; lounge: to loll on a sofa.
  2. to hang loosely; droop; dangle: The dog stood in the heat with his tongue lolling out of his mouth.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to allow to hang, droop, or dangle.
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noun Archaic.
  1. the act of lolling.
  2. a person or thing that lolls.
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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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  • Suddenly, Burke dropped the pistol into his pocket, and lolled back in his chair.

    Within the Law

    Marvin Dana

  • Facing me in the back seat, they lolled easily and smoked their cigars.

    Ruggles of Red Gap

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • He lolled back with the luxury of an utterly saddle-weary man.

    The Law-Breakers

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • Sucatash, against the lamp-post, lolled negligently and rolled a cigarette.

    Louisiana Lou

    William West Winter

  • The breeze that lolled through the church had no right there.

    In a Little Town

    Rupert Hughes

British Dictionary definitions for lolled


  1. (intr) to lie, lean, or lounge in a lazy or relaxed manner
  2. to hang or allow to hang loosely
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  1. an act or instance of lolling
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Derived Formsloller, nounlolling, adjective

Word Origin

C14: perhaps imitative; perhaps related to Middle Dutch lollen to doze
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Word Origin and History for lolled



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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