dollop

noun
dol·​lop | \ ˈdä-ləp How to pronounce dollop (audio) \

Definition of dollop

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

dollop

verb
dolloped; dolloping; dollops

Definition of dollop (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to serve or dispense in dollops

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Synonyms for dollop

Synonyms: Noun

blob, chunk, clod, clot, clump, glob, gob, gobbet, hunk, knob, lump, nub, nubble, nugget, wad

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Examples of dollop in a Sentence

Noun

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
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Sure, gooping on a dollop of cream and calling it a day is better than nothing. Beth Janes, Good Housekeeping, "Are You Moisturizing Your Skin Correctly?," 2 Aug. 2019 Red Wine Sorvino: Intense strawberry and jam flavors of Cannon River’s GoGo Red wine are complemented by a dollop of sweet and tart housemade berry sorbet gelato. Nancy Ngo, Twin Cities, "Minnesota State Fair announces new beers, drinks for this year," 29 July 2019 Serve it very cold with a dollop of sour cream or yogurt and some chopped chives or fresh dill. Susan Barocas, sun-sentinel.com, "Why cold soups are really Jewish," 17 July 2019 The genetic recipe for a typical European would be roughly equal parts Yamnaya and Anatolian farmer, with a much smaller dollop of African hunter-gatherer. Andrew Curry, National Geographic, "The first Europeans weren’t who you might think," 12 July 2019 The sound of women’s laughter and squealing children fills the kitchen as masa is spread across corn husks, a dollop of meat in the center, the little package rolled, sealed, and steamed. Emma Schwartz, Bon Appétit, "How a Prison Cooking Show Connects Residents to Life Outside," 2 July 2019 Squirt a dollop of shaving cream into your hand and spread a thin, even layer over the surface of your legs. Deanna Pai, Glamour, "How to Shave Your Legs Perfectly," 30 June 2019 Right above the bagels are thick, juicy slices of tomato (when in season) or rye bread (carbs on carbs!) and a tennis-ball-size dollop of tangy cream cheese. Emily Schultz, Bon Appétit, "Arthurs Nosh Bar Lets Me Eat Food the Way I Want: Off of a Tower," 25 June 2019 Before going to bed, apply a thin layer of over-the-counter salicylic acid and a dollop of Vaseline to areas where your skin is thick or scaly, then put on your socks, says Waldorf. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "The 20 Best Instant Anti-Aging Beauty Secrets," 24 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Cobblers are topped with a biscuit, pie dough or soft batter, with the dough or batter dolloped on top of the fruit. Marcy Goldman, Washington Post, "With less sugar, these cobblers, crisps and crumbles let their fruit flavors shine brighter," 6 Aug. 2019 The beef: chilled, minced by hand, elevated by dabs of piquant flavors, dolloped on thin toasts or potato chips. . Tamar Adler, Vogue, "Is Serving Raw Meat And Fish A Dinner Party Taboo?," 12 Apr. 2019 Serve dolloped with sour cream and crushed ginger cookies if desired. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Pumpkin Spice Mousse," 24 Oct. 2018 Sweet potato and black bean shepherd's pie; creamy coconut porridge drizzled with juicy goji berries; crispy corn fritters dolloped with avocado mash; Sri Lankan-style curry with sautéed mustard, chick peas, and zucchini. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "A Beginner's Guide to Plant-Based Eating With Deliciously Ella," 15 Sep. 2018 The sauce, slightly sweet with a touch of tang, is dolloped with just enough mozzarella, and not too much to weigh it (or you) down. Keith Flanagan, Condé Nast Traveler, "19 Best Places for Pizza in New York City," 1 Mar. 2018 Here are some dishes to get your drizzling, swooshing, and dolloping muscles in shape. The Healthyish Team, Bon Appetit, "22 Healthy Dinner Recipes That Make Yogurt the Star," 5 Feb. 2018 Spread the sauce over the dough and dollop the ricotta mixture over the top. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Lasagna-Style Pizza," 26 Sep. 2013 Top with a patty, then dollop 2 to 2 1/2 teaspoons blue cheese sauce over the meat, then top with bun. Jill Wendholt Silva, kansascity, "Five easy (and, shhh, healthy) recipes for the Fourth," 3 July 2017

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First Known Use of dollop

Noun

circa 1812, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

circa 1860, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dollop

Noun

origin unknown

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dollop

noun

English Language Learners Definition of dollop

: a small amount of soft food
: a usually small amount of something

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