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loll

[lol] /lɒl/
verb (used without object)
1.
to recline or lean in a relaxed, lazy, or indolent manner; lounge:
to loll on a sofa.
2.
to hang loosely; droop; dangle:
The dog stood in the heat with his tongue lolling out of his mouth.
verb (used with object)
3.
to allow to hang, droop, or dangle.
noun, Archaic.
4.
the act of lolling.
5.
a person or thing that lolls.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English lollen, lullen (perhaps imitative); compare Middle Dutch lollen doze, sit over the fire
Related forms
loller, noun
lollingly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for lolls

loll

/lɒl/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to lie, lean, or lounge in a lazy or relaxed manner
2.
to hang or allow to hang loosely
noun
3.
an act or instance of lolling
Derived Forms
loller, noun
lolling, adjective
Word Origin
C14: perhaps imitative; perhaps related to Middle Dutch lollen to doze
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Word Origin and History for lolls

loll

v.

mid-14c., lollen "to lounge idly, hang loosely," perhaps related to Middle Dutch lollen "to doze, mumble," or somehow imitative of rocking or swinging. Specifically of the tongue from 1610s. Related: Lolled; lolling. As a noun, from 1709.

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