lolly

noun
lol·ly | \ˈlä-lē \
plural lollies

Definition of lolly 

1 British : a piece of candy especially : hard candy

2 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

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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Phrases Related to lolly

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