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noun dol·lop \ˈdä-ləp\

Definition of dollop

  1. 1 chiefly British :  an indefinite often large quantity especially of something liquid

  2. 2 :  a lump or glob of something soft or mushy <top it with a dollop of jam>

  3. 3 :  an amount given, spooned, or ladled out :  portion <hold out their mess tins for a dollop of gruel — Robert Craft>

  4. 4 :  a small lump, portion, or amount <want just a dollop of ketchup>

  5. 5 :  something added or served as if in dollops <a delicious dollop of gossip — Leon Harris>

Examples of dollop in a sentence

  1. My piece of pie was served with a dollop of whipped cream.

  2. A dollop of milk was left in the container.

  3. large dollops of wit and humor

Origin and Etymology of dollop

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1812


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dollop

verb dol·lop

Definition of dollop

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to serve or dispense in dollops

Circa 1860

First Known Use of dollop

circa 1860


DOLLOP Defined for English Language Learners

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dollop

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noun dol·lop \ˈdä-ləp\

Definition of dollop for English Language Learners

  • : a small amount of soft food

  • : a usually small amount of something


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