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 Hot the musical is ready to offer audiences the opposite of the fuzzy end of the lollipop. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 13 July 2022 Clothes were still folded neatly in cupboards, coats hung on pegs by front doors, and in one room, the books, pencil case, fluffy toy, unopened lollipop, and dancing competition trophy of a schoolgirl remained on her desk. Tim Judah, The New York Review of Books, 28 Apr. 2022 Like discovering someone put gum inside a lollipop! Miles Fisher, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 July 2022 These mini orbs of cake are attached to sticks, recreating a lollipop-like structure. Mythili Devarakonda, USA TODAY, 20 July 2022 Lou Doillon with her pregnant belly bare beneath a black suit, a cowboy hat on her head, and a lollipop in her mouth. Rachel Tashjian, Harper's BAZAAR, 20 May 2022 Archie wore a red, white, and blue baseball cap and sucked on a lollipop. Alyssa Bailey, ELLE, 7 July 2022 In a hospital room full of surgeons, anesthesiologists, and nurses, there was no conductor, no lollipop man. Shane Snow, Forbes, 16 June 2022 These kids are creating the healthy alternatives themselves, such as a brilliant idea called a lollipop drive. Ed Kressy, Washington Post, 14 May 2022 See More

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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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“Lollipop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for lollipop


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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