lol·​li·​pop | \ ˈlä-lē-ˌpäp How to pronounce lollipop (audio) , 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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The chicken lollipops are like an upsized version of popcorn chicken and impossible to stop eating. Max Falkowitz, New York Times, "A Day at Queens Farm (and the Restaurants You Should Dig Into Afterward)," 5 June 2019 One summer day last year, Timothy Bromage, a paleoanthropologist at New York University, was chewing on a lollipop lamb chop while vacationing in Cyprus. Quanta Magazine, "Teeth May Reveal a Multi-Day Biological Clock," 13 Dec. 2016 No topping is too extreme or unwieldy — slices of cake, doughnuts and oversized lollipops are as commonplace as maraschino cherries. Leeanne Griffin,, "Six extreme Connecticut milkshakes that are perfectly Instagrammable," 7 June 2019 Over the years, Maren attended conventions and Oz reunions with a giant lollipop in tow. Amanda Jackson, CNN, "Jerry Maren, the last surviving munchkin from 'The Wizard of Oz,' dies at 98," 6 June 2018 The megamogul, 37, posted the ad for Flat Tummy’s lollipops on Tuesday, and by early Wednesday morning, the photo had been deleted. Julie Mazziotta,, "Kim Kardashian West Slammed for Promoting Appetite-Suppressing Lollipops," 16 May 2018 The half-digital, half-analog sign is lollipop-shaped with a glowing outer ring. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "The ‘For Sale’ sign gets a modern update," 19 July 2018 But even better than her expression and the lollipops are her hair accessories — three (3) metal clips. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "Ariana Grande Is Bringing Back a ’90s Hair Accessory," 26 June 2018 Kardashian captioned a photo of her sucking the lollipop. Fox News, "Kim Kardashian slammed for promoting 'appetite suppressant' lollipops," 17 May 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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