lol·​lop ˈlä-ləp How to pronounce lollop (audio)
lolloped; lolloping; lollops

intransitive verb

dialectal, England : loll
: to proceed with a bounding or bobbing motion

Examples of lollop in a Sentence

the dog raced off and then lolloped back with a large stick in its mouth
Recent Examples on the Web In the foreground, two sea lions lollop up a beach toward the frame, while another looks over its shoulder, apprehending, with what one imagines would be no small horror, that a killer whale has just exploded out of the Atlantic breakers behind them. Washington Post, 25 Feb. 2022

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Word History


loll + -op (as in gallop)

First Known Use

1745, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of lollop was in 1745

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Cite this Entry

“Lollop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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