lollipop lady


Definition of 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

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First Known Use of lollipop lady

1969, in the meaning defined above

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“Lollipop lady.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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