lol·​li·​pop | \ ˈlä-lē-ˌpäp How to pronounce lollipop (audio) , ˈlä-li- \
variants: or less commonly lollypop
plural lollipops also lollypops

Definition of lollipop

1a : a piece of hard candy on the end of a stick
b : a piece of food served on the end of a stick a chicken lollipop cake lollipops
2 or lollipop sign, British : a round stop sign on a pole used to stop traffic (as at a school crossing) Darlington inventor Andrew Turner created a prototype for an illuminated lollipop for school crossing patrols.— Mark Copping

Examples of lollipop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One circuit to try uses the Cockscomb, Dawa, OK and Arizona Cypress trails for an interesting lollipop loop. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 3 June 2021 Once people walked in, adolescents were directed to several stations around the room, seated, given their first dose by a health professional and then were offered a lollipop after a Band-Aid was placed on their arm. Kristen Griffith,, 19 May 2021 Anyway, Mark Burnett's kids were there visiting on the island and his daughter, an adorable kid of maybe 6 or something was sitting nearby, out of camera range, licking a lollipop. Dalton Ross,, 30 Apr. 2021 Plus, kids can get a non-infected lollipop after their vaccine is done. Nina Shapiro, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2021 And a small, but noticeably charming, retro detail is the reintroduction of the lollipop design from 1959 on the central-seconds hand on the stainless steel editions. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 23 Mar. 2021 Sill posed with a lollipop in her mouth — her favorite way to be photographed. Angie Martoccio, Rolling Stone, 16 Mar. 2021 Jolie Ngo’s Girl With Fans is a blobby, rippled vessel with lollipop-like piercings and fins that appears to be oozing with glaze. Diana Budds, Curbed, 6 Mar. 2021 Before the virus attacks, the spike protein looks like a lollipop, left, called the pre-fusion state. USA Today, 5 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of lollipop

1784, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for lollipop

perhaps from English dialect lolly tongue + pop entry 2

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The first known use of lollipop was in 1784

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6 Jun 2021

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“Lollipop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of lollipop

: a round piece of hard candy on the end of a stick


variants: or lollypop \ ˈlä-​lē-​ˌpäp \

Kids Definition of lollipop

: a round piece of hard candy on the end of a stick

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