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
My piece of pie was served with a dollop of whipped cream.
A dollop of milk was left in the container.
large dollops of wit and humor
Recent Examples of dollop from the Web
Top with generous dollop of lemon curd (about ½ cup) and top with assorted fresh seasonal berries.
Rusted Crow’s burger brought together a combination of roasted Brussels Sprouts topped burger drizzled with a Thai peanut sauce and dollop of remoulade.
Cut or tear the burrata, arranging dollops of the cheese around the platter.
The fresh fruit with yogurt featured beautiful melon slices, strawberry halves and purple grapes with a dollop of yogurt drizzled in honey.
The eight-minute demo looked like a cross between the devs' Sunset Overdrive series and the Batman Arkham brawlers—with, of course, a healthy dollop of web-slinging whimsy.
Chicago (AP) -- Researchers tried a big serving of food psychology and a dollop of trickery to get diners to eat their vegetables.
CHICAGO (AP) — Researchers tried a big serving of food psychology and a dollop of trickery to get diners to eat their vegetables.
Microsoft's view of gaming circa 2017 clearly privileges platform exclusivity and visual muscularity, but also games whose central tenets involve smacking things around and general dollops of thematic sound and furiousness.
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Origin and Etymology of dollop
First Known Use: circa 1812See Words from the same year
Definition of dollop
: to serve or dispense in dollops
First Known Use of dollop
DOLLOP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dollop for English Language Learners
: a small amount of soft food
: a usually small amount of something
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