lollipop man


Definition of 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

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First Known Use of lollipop man

1959, in the meaning defined above

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“Lollipop man.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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