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lollygag

[ lol-ee-gag ]
/ ˈlɒl iˌgæg /
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verb (used without object), lol·ly·gagged, lol·ly·gag·ging.Informal.
to spend time idly; loaf.
to indulge in kisses and caresses; make love; neck.
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Also lal·ly·gag [lah-lee-gag, lal-ee-] /ˈlɑ liˌgæg, ˈlæl i-/ .

Origin of lollygag

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65; origin uncertain
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How to use lollygag in a sentence

  • And that's the way they do it, lollygagging all about the ship and letting me drink myself to death.

    A Son Of The Sun|Jack London

British Dictionary definitions for lollygag

lollygag
/ (ˈlɒlɪˌɡæɡ) /

verb -gags, -gagging or -gagged
(intr) a variant of lallygag
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