- 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 lollingsprawl, slouch, recline, lounge, loiter, laze, loaf, dangle, droop, relax, slump, lean, sag, drop, hang, rest, flop, idle, dawdle, bum
Examples from the Web for lolling
Historical Examples of lolling
But what latent speed and power lay hidden in that mass of lolling tuna.Tales of Fishes
“This was yesterday,” added Marlow, lolling in the armchair lazily.
“This was yesterday,” added Marlow, lolling in the arm-chair lazily.
She was lolling on her carpet as I entered, with her attendants around her.Fox's Book of Martyrs
He hurried to the negro owner, who was lolling on the verandah.Plotting in Pirate Seas
- (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.