lollygag

[ lol-ee-gag ]
/ ˈlɒl iˌgæg /

verb (used without object), lol·ly·gagged, lol·ly·gag·ging.

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British Dictionary definitions for lollygag

lollygag

/ (ˈlɒlɪˌɡæɡ) /

verb -gags, -gagging or -gagged

(intr) a variant of lallygag
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Word Origin and History for lollygag

lollygag


v.

"dawdle, dally," 1862, lallygag, American English, perhaps from dialectal lolly "tongue" + gag "deceive, trick." Related: Lollygagged; lollygagging.

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