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lolly

[lol-ee] /ˈlɒl i/
noun, plural lollies.
1.
2.
British Informal.
  1. a piece of candy, especially hard candy.
  2. a treat.
  3. a small bribe or gratuity.
  4. money.
Idioms
3.
do one's lolly, Australian Slang. to lose one's temper.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75; shortening of lollypop
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  • But the market is shrinking as fast as an iced lolly on a hot day.
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  • lolly pursued engineering because she wanted to have a positive influence on the built environment.
  • When formed in salt water, it is known as lolly ice.
British Dictionary definitions for lolly

lolly

/ˈlɒlɪ/
noun (pl) -lies
1.
an informal word for lollipop
2.
(Brit) short for ice lolly
3.
(Brit & Austral, NZ) a slang word for money
4.
(Austral & NZ, informal) a sweet, esp a boiled one
5.
(Austral, informal) do the lolly, do one's lolly, to lose one's temper
Word Origin
shortened from lollipop
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Word Origin and History for lolly
n.

1854, short for lollipop. In 20c. British slang, also "money."

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