lol·​ly | \ ˈlä-lē How to pronounce lolly (audio) \
plural lollies

Definition of lolly

1 British : a piece of candy especially : hard candy
2 British : money

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Synonyms for lolly


bread [slang], bucks, cabbage [slang], cash, change, chips, coin, currency, dough, gold, green, jack [slang], kale [slang], legal tender, long green [slang], loot, lucre, money, moola (or moolah) [slang], needful, pelf, scratch [slang], shekels (also sheqels), tender, wampum

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Examples of lolly in a Sentence

I had to cough up the lolly when I lost the bet.

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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, "16 Best Parks in Sydney," 20 Mar. 2018 Inside this freezer were the ice lollies that were my mother’s only comfort during her dying. Deborah Levy, The Cut, "The Cost of Living," 1 July 2018 And then one day, a terrible thing happened in the lolly scheme of things. Deborah Levy, The Cut, "The Cost of Living," 1 July 2018 On a visit to the factory last March, Mr Macri praised its franchise business model and its pistachio-flavoured lollies. The Economist, "Argentina’s gamble on economic gradualism is working, so far," 18 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of lolly

1854, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for lolly

short for lollipop

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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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