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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Examples of lolly in a Sentence

I had to cough up the lolly when I lost the bet.
Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Free candy: See’s giving out suckers on National Lollipop Day," 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, "Kim and Kourtney Kardashian Celebrate North and Penelope's Birthdays With Candy Land Party," 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, "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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The first known use of lolly was in 1854

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“Lolly.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 January 2020.

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