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

They may be served with a dollop of custard or cream, or even a slice of cheese. Kathleen Squires, WSJ, "What Your Holiday Table Has Been Missing," 12 Dec. 2018 With a serving spoon, dollop 1/4 to 1/3 cup carrot borani onto each of 6 to 8 salad plates (or 1 to 2 cups on a large platter). Sunset, "Little Gems with Carrot Borani, Pistachio, and Dill," 22 Jan. 2018 Working quickly, dollop spoonfuls of half the polenta (about 3 cups) into the prepared baking dish and spread it evenly over the bottom. The Casserole Queens, Woman's Day, "Sausage and Pepper Polenta Lasagna," 5 Nov. 2014 Starting at the bottom of your layer cake, pipe one dollop of blue frosting. Emily Weinberger, Good Housekeeping, "An Impressive July 4th Cake Anyone Can Make," 25 June 2014 Halfway through roasting, dollop onions with the cheese mixture. House Beautiful, "Todd English's Six-Onion Roast with Goat Cheese and Walnut Crema," 11 Feb. 2012 Paired with a dollop of shimmering body oil and, for many an It-girl, a weekly Pilates session or two, the trend is likely to stick around as awards season picks up speed come January. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "10 Beauty Trends That Broke The Internet in 2018," 6 Dec. 2018 The crust comes out of a custom brick oven looking like an inflatable pool: An airy, outer cornicione puffs to the max with charred bubbles, while its softer middle holds up to dollops of mozzarella and whole leaves of fresh basil and spicy salami. Keith Flanagan, Condé Nast Traveler, "19 Best Places for Pizza in New York City," 1 Mar. 2018 The penny-size dollops allow researchers to develop anti-aging serums, whitening creams, and pollution-fighting cleansers for customers in the company’s fastest-growing market. Bloomberg.com, "L’Oréal Is Growing Chinese Skin to Test Products," 16 Jan. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

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 The dish was dolloped with a creamy roasted garlic aioli that made the other components even better. Suzanne Loudermilk, baltimoresun.com, "South Baltimore's Minnow restaurant can swim with the big fish," 29 June 2017 Working over a bowl, push the jam through a fine-mesh strainer to create a smooth paste, then dollop 6 spoonfuls around the perimeter of the pie. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Coconut Cream and Raspberry Jam Pie," 18 May 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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