verb (used without object), lol·ly·gagged, lol·ly·gag·ging. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for lollygagging

Historical Examples of lollygagging

  • 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 lollygagging


verb -gags, -gagging or -gagged

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



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

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