verb lol·ly·gag \ˈlä-lē-ˌgag\

: to spend time doing things that are not useful or serious : to fool around and waste time


Full Definition of LOLLYGAG

intransitive verb
:  fool around 1, :  dawdle

Variants of LOLLYGAG

lol·ly·gag also lal·ly·gag \ˈlä-lē-ˌgag\

Examples of LOLLYGAG

  1. He was kicked off the team for lollygagging during practice.
  2. Stop lollygagging around and get to work!

Origin of LOLLYGAG

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1868


Next Word in the Dictionary: LoloPrevious Word in the Dictionary: lollyAll Words Near: lollygag
March 30, 2015
amphibology Hear it
A phrase with more than one interpretation
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears