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[lol-ee-pop] /ˈlɒl iˌpɒp/
a piece of hard candy attached to the end of a small stick that is held in the hand while the candy is licked.
Also, lollypop.
Origin of lollipop
1785-95; dial. lolly tongue + pop1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for lollipop
  • It was not a tree planted by modern civilization and then cropped down into a lollipop shape.
  • Believe me if you had my kind of day, a lollipop could make your day.
  • The silver pole shrinks to a lollipop stick in his giant hand, his blue gym bag thuds to the floor.
  • The tiny faces shared the same arced hairline, full chin, lollipop cheeks.
British Dictionary definitions for lollipop


a boiled sweet or toffee stuck on a small wooden stick
(Brit) another word for ice lolly
Word Origin
C18: perhaps from Northern English dialect lolly the tongue (compare loll) + pop1
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Word Origin and History for lollipop

1784, lolly-pops "sweetmeats, soft candy," perhaps related to loll "to dangle" (the tongue) + pop "strike, slap." Or the first element may be northern dialectal lolly "the tongue." Meaning "hard candy on a stick" is from 1920s.

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Slang definitions & phrases for lollipop



A pitch that is easy to hit: will they chuckle when out-of-shape lefties lob up lollipops? (1960s+ Baseball)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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