lollipop lady


British, informal
: a female crossing guard who carries a lollipop sign (see lollipop sense 3)
She had been ever-present at St Mary's Primary School over the past 11 years, serving as a teaching assistant and dinner lady as well as a lollipop lady.James Franklin, Daily Echo, 3 Dec. 2013

Word History

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lollipop lady was in 1969

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“Lollipop lady.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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