lollipop man


British, informal
: a male crossing guard who carries a lollipop sign (see lollipop sense 3)
Mrs Purcell said she is worried about the safety of pupils at Llangiwg Primary School which is set to lose its "much-loved" lollipop man.Gill Roberts, South Wales Evening Post, 5 Dec. 2013

Word History

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lollipop man was in 1959

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“Lollipop man.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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