lolly

[ lol-ee ]
/ ˈlɒl i /
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noun, plural lol·lies.

British Informal.
  1. a piece of candy, especially hard candy.
  2. a treat.
  3. a small bribe or gratuity.
  4. money.

Idioms

    do one's lolly, Australian Slang. to lose one's temper.

Origin of lolly

First recorded in 1765–75; shortening of lollypop
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British Dictionary definitions for lolly

lolly

/ (ˈlɒlɪ) /

noun plural -lies

an informal word for lollipop
British short for ice lolly
British, Australian and NZ a slang word for money
Australian and NZ informal a sweet, esp a boiled one
do the lolly or do one's lolly Australian informal to lose one's temper

Word Origin for lolly

shortened from lollipop
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Word Origin and History for lolly

lolly


n.

1854, short for lollipop. In 20c. British slang, also "money."

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