Definition of lolly in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlälē/

noun (plural lollies)

1chiefly British A lollipop.
Example sentences
  • Corner shop cabinets were soon stocked with a variety of fruity lollies, waiting for us little urchins to trot up, pull back the glass cover and reach inside for our favourite.
  • He didn't like normal lollies but these play havoc with his teeth.
  • Entwistle said he brought up this matter when lollies first came out, and a lot of children were suffering from sore mouths.
2British Money: you’ve done brilliantly raising all that lovely lolly
More example sentences
  • I reckon that with the housing market slowing down because people are finding it cheaper to improve their existing homes, the Government is missing out on all that lovely stamp duty lolly.
  • As a result simple, honest people who have need of money are inveigled into believing that if they only have the luck they would win all that lovely lolly.
  • Saturday jobs inject a little more into the coffers and, welcome though it is, it doesn't leave most kids rolling in lolly.


Mid 19th century: abbreviation. sense 2 dates from the 1940s.

Words that rhyme with lolly

Barbirolli, brolly, collie, dolly, folly, golly, holly, jolly, Mollie, molly, nollie, Ollie, polly, poly, trolley, volley, wally

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Syllabification: lol·ly

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