Saturday, January 22, 2011


Lollop \LOL-uhp\ , verb;
1. To move forward with a bounding, drooping motion
2. To hang loosely; droop; dangle
1. The action or act of 'lolloping'
2. A trifling lazy person

This word is first attested in 1745 with a definition of "to lounge or sprawl; to go with a lounging gait". It is an onomatopoeic extension of loll and first verb definition seems to have evolved from a sense of the phonetic expressiveness of the word. Usage as a noun dates to the 1800's.

Today's word and the first definition were both taken from's 'Word of the Day' for Saturday, January 22
Etymologies come from the Oxford English Dictionary and/or

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