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dollop

Syllabification: dol·lop
Pronunciation: /ˈdäləp
 
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Definition of dollop in English:

noun

informal
A shapeless mass or blob of something, especially soft food: great dollops of cream figurative a dollop of romance here and there
More example sentences
  • It's been a good weekend - although most of the group seem to have developed a dollop of food poisoning, which is never good.
  • From tacos to quesadillas and beyond, a growing number of consumers have taken to plopping a dollop of the creamy white stuff on their food before digging in.
  • Mix a large dollop of yogurt with a small dollop of mayo.
Synonyms
blob, gobbet, lump, ball
informal glob

verb (dollops, dolloping, dolloped)

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Add (a shapeless mass or blob of something) casually and without measuring: Chekov stopped him from dolloping sugar into his coffee
More example sentences
  • Home-made jam is great to give as a present - even better to keep, to be dolloped liberally on to scones and toast or spread thickly into a plain sponge cake.
  • It can be dolloped on top of the chicken for flavour, or put on some accompanying noodles, rice or potatoes.
  • In fact, the batter is rich and thick enough to be dolloped onto the waffle iron with an ice cream scoop.

Origin

late 16th century (denoting a clump of grass or weeds in a field): perhaps of Scandinavian origin and related to Norwegian dialect dolp 'lump'.

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