Lol·​lard ˈlä-lərd How to pronounce Lollard (audio)
: one of the followers of Wycliffe who traveled in the 14th and 15th centuries as lay preachers throughout England and Scotland
Lollardism noun
Lollardy noun

Word History


Middle English, from Middle Dutch lollaert, from lollen to mutter

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Lollard was in the 14th century

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“Lollard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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