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dollop

noun dol·lop \ ˈdä-ləp \
|Updated on: 13 Jun 2018

Definition of dollop

1 chiefly British : an indefinite often large quantity especially of something liquid
2 : a lump or glob of something soft or mushy
  • top it with a dollop of jam
3 : an amount given, spooned, or ladled out : portion
  • hold out their mess tins for a dollop of gruel
  • —Robert Craft
4 : a small lump, portion, or amount
  • want just a dollop of ketchup
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

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Origin and Etymology of dollop

origin unknown

dollop Synonyms


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dollop

verb

Definition of dollop

: to serve or dispense in dollops

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First Known Use of dollop

circa 1860

in the meaning defined above

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DOLLOP Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of dollop for English Language Learners

  • : a small amount of soft food

  • : a usually small amount of something



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