lol·​li·​pop | \ ˈlä-lē-ˌpäp How to pronounce lollipop (audio) , ˈlä-li- \
variants: or less commonly lollypop
plural lollipops or lollypops

Definition of lollipop

1a : a piece of hard candy on the end of a stick
b : a piece of food served on the end of a stick a chicken lollipop cake lollipops
2 or lollipop sign, British : a round stop sign on a pole used to stop traffic (as at a school crossing) Darlington inventor Andrew Turner created a prototype for an illuminated lollipop for school crossing patrols.— Mark Copping

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Recent Examples on the Web Kyle also held up two lollipops — one blue and one pink. Joelle Goldstein,, "Former Real Housewives of Orange County Star Kara Keough and Kyle Bosworth Expecting Second Child," 30 Oct. 2019 It can be smoked, ingested in edible form as brownies, lollipops, gummies, Rice Krispies Treats, cookies as well as beverages. Sara Clarkson,, "Clarkson: Robert Crown experts warn parents of teens as marijuana becomes legal," 30 Oct. 2019 Most races have shorter distances for kids, everything from a 1-miler to a 500-meter dash — often with mini-medals, chocolate lollipops or hot apple cider at the finish. Stephanie Emma Pfeffer,, "10 Reasons to Run a Turkey Trot Over the Holiday Weekend," 25 Nov. 2019 Good Fight is as euphoria-inducing as a fentanyl lollipop, and just as addictive. Kristen Baldwin,, "The best (and worst) TV shows of 2019," 11 Dec. 2019 His family remembers him that night as a happy kid, doing a goofy dance and waving the lollipop. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, "Gabe’s suicide: Many parents monitor their kids online; ‘I just assumed the school was too’," 19 Jan. 2020 Hidden among the trees and plants are vignettes such as a gingerbread house, the peppermint forest, licorice lagoon and lollipop lane. cleveland, "Candy Land: only one more week at Miller Nature Preserve in Avon," 28 Dec. 2019 Growing up in the Bay Area, See’s Candies was always around: a box wrapped in red-and-gold paper nestled under the Christmas tree, an assortment of truffles unveiled at the end of a dinner party, a butterscotch lollipop just because. Janelle Bitker,, "A celebration of See’s Candies," 14 Dec. 2019 Stick the lollipop sticks into the cream of the Oreos. Danielle Pointdujour, Essence, "These Spooky Sweets Are Perfect For An Adult Halloween Treat," 25 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of lollipop

1784, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for lollipop

perhaps from English dialect lolly tongue + pop entry 2

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The first known use of lollipop was in 1784

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31 Mar 2020

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“Lollipop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Apr. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of lollipop

: a round piece of hard candy on the end of a stick


variants: or lollypop \ ˈlä-​lē-​ˌpäp \

Kids Definition of lollipop

: a round piece of hard candy on the end of a stick

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