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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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 Tootsie Easter Egg Shaped Pops Clocking in at 60 calories, these lollipops have the second-lowest amount of sugar on our list (10 grams). NBC News, "What's the healthiest Easter candy? The one you really want to eat.," 25 Mar. 2018 Dein began by showing Drake a seemingly ordinary red lollipop in his hand, then asked him who his favorite superhero is. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, "Drake Simply Cannot Handle Street Magician Julius Dein's Lollipop Trick: Watch," 12 July 2018 It's made with bubblegum ice cream and dressed with cotton candy, frosted mini cones, a swirl lollipop and vanilla frosting rim dusted with rainbow sprinkles. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "6 places for over-the-top, Instagram-worthy unicorn treats in Phoenix," 11 July 2018 Side by side images of lollipops and vapes plaster the walls of a Chinatown side street in San Francisco. Natasha Mascarenhas, San Francisco Chronicle, "Juul warns teens and parents: ‘If you don’t smoke or vape, don’t start’," 6 June 2018 According to the caption, the kids had to be bribed with lollipops to stay still for the pic., "Chicago Is The Mirror Image Of Saint In New Kim K Instagram," 22 May 2018 The final price was $1.5 million lower than the winning $18.8 million bid entered May 23 by Spangler Candy Company of Ohio — which makes Dum Dums lollipops and the orange marshmallow Circus Peanuts. Katheleen Conti,, "In a sweet plot twist, the owner of Twinkies is Necco’s buyer," 1 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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