lob·​lol·​ly | \ ˈläb-ˌlä-lē How to pronounce loblolly (audio) \
plural loblollies

Definition of loblolly

1 dialect

a : a thick gruel
b : mire, mudhole
2 dialect : lout

Examples of loblolly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Farther south, cypress, loblolly pines and Eastern red cedar are dying. Wayne Parry, The Seattle Times, "Climate change before your eyes: Seas rise and trees die," 1 Aug. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'loblolly.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of loblolly

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for loblolly

probably from English dialect lob to boil + obsolete English dialect lolly broth

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about loblolly

Statistics for loblolly

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for loblolly

The first known use of loblolly was in 1597

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on loblolly

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with loblolly

Comments on loblolly

What made you want to look up loblolly? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


characterized by aphorism

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!