lol·​li·​pop ˈlä-lē-ˌpäp How to pronounce lollipop (audio)
variants or less commonly lollypop
plural lollipops also lollypops
: a piece of hard candy on the end of a stick
: a piece of food served on the end of a stick
a chicken lollipop
cake lollipops
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

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Word History


perhaps from English dialect lolly tongue + pop entry 2

First Known Use

1784, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of lollipop was in 1784

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“Lollipop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


variants or lollypop
: a lump or ball of hard candy on the end of a stick

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