lol·li·pop | \ ˈlä-lē-ˌpäp , ˈlä-li- \
variants: or less commonly lollypop
plural lollipops or 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

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That’s because Kasim’s LifeWithLaughs channel is an interactive, two-way conversation between the San Francisco resident and her 48,000 followers, who share her interest in playing games, painting, making lollipops and sculpting clay. Benny Evangelista,, "Online video game powerhouse Twitch the ‘future of entertainment’," 17 June 2018 This comes just months after Kim Kardashian posted about the lollipops on Instagram., "The Problem With Those Appetite-Suppressant Lollipops Kim Kardashian Is Advertising," 11 July 2018 The South and Midwest like the latter, but Northeasterners prefer lollipops, thank you very much. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Let's Settle It Once and for All: What Are These 10 Things Actually Called?," 24 May 2018 Kardashian West came under fire on Wednesday after posting an ad about the appetite-suppressing lollipops on Instagram. Jodi Guglielmi,, "Tori Spelling, Teresa Giudice Also Hawk Kim Kardashian’s Controversial Lollipops," 17 May 2018 The diet brand’s lollipops, which are offered in grape, watermelon, yellow apple, and berry flavors, contain Satiereal, an extract from natural plants that is said to control cravings, food intake, and weight. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Kim Kardashian West Sparks Controversy With an Appetite-Suppressant Lollipop—Here’s Why," 16 May 2018 This homemade Halloween treat speckled with multicolor Nerds is even cuter served lollipop-style. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Nerdy Popcorn Balls," 15 Sep. 2014 The same goes for sucking on these lollipops all day., "The Problem With Those Appetite-Suppressant Lollipops Kim Kardashian Is Advertising," 11 July 2018 The trinity: Baby back ribs are the pork snacks of the barbecue world, dainty little things often glazed like lollipops. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "52 Weeks of BBQ: Texas Pride Barbecue," 29 June 2018

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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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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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