dollop

[dol-uhp]
noun
1.
a lump or blob of some substance: dollops of mud.
2.
a small quantity: Add a dollop of soda water to the mixture.
verb (used with object)
3.
to dispense in dollops: to dollop whipped cream over the cake.

Origin:
1565–75; compare Icelandic dōlpur fat man, Norwegian (dial.) dolp lump

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dollop (ˈdɒləp)
 
n
1.  a semisolid lump
2.  a large serving, esp of food
 
vb (foll by out)
3.  to serve out (food)
 
[C16: of unknown origin]

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Word Origin & History

dollop
1573, from E. Anglian dial. dallop "patch, tuft or clump of grass," of uncertain origin. Modern sense of "a lump or glob" is 1812.
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Example sentences
Take away the gravy-laden goodies and treat your dog instead to a dollop of
  yogurt or some steamed broccoli.
Add to all that a major dollop of alienation and anomie.
Season with salt as needed, and serve in bowls garnished with minced dill and a
  dollop of sour cream.
Try pairing with brown rice and a dollop of yogurt to cool things down.
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