lol·​ly ˈlä-lē How to pronounce lolly (audio)
plural lollies
British : a piece of candy
especially : hard candy
British : money

Examples of lolly in a Sentence

I had to cough up the lolly when I lost the bet.
Recent Examples on the Web Like a good friend, three weeks later, Mr. Quintero showed up for Mr. Walters at his birthday/Australia Day open house in January where about 80 guests snacked on Vegemite, Tim Tams and assorted Aussie lollies at Mr. Walter’s Chelsea apartment decked out with Australian flags. Rosalie R. Radomsky, New York Times, 5 May 2023 Even better, Ring Pops are a smart, toy-like alternative to stick lollies for hands-free holding. Alesandra Dubin, Travel + Leisure, 12 Apr. 2023 This gourmet chocolate shop makes everything from message heart chocolate lollies to heart truffles. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, 4 Feb. 2020 Boxes of lollies will also be on sale (20 percent off) in See’s shops and online in honor of the holiday. Linda Zavoral, The Mercury News, 19 July 2019 While Penelope opted for a rainbow dress covered in lollies and sweets, North's dress featured a plethora of candy prints, including gummy bears, jelly beans, and chocolate candies. Amy MacKelden, Harper's BAZAAR, 16 June 2019 Adjacent Bronte Road is lined with cafes if you fancy fish and chips, or pop to the kiosk at Bronte Surf Life Saving Club, near the north end, for drinks, snacks, and ice lollies to take away. Sophie Davies, Condé Nast Traveler, 20 Mar. 2018 Inside this freezer were the ice lollies that were my mother’s only comfort during her dying. Deborah Levy, The Cut, 1 July 2018 And then one day, a terrible thing happened in the lolly scheme of things. Deborah Levy, The Cut, 1 July 2018 See More

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Word History


short for lollipop

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of lolly was in 1854

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Cite this Entry

“Lolly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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