verb (lollygags, lollygagging, lollygagged)[no object] North American • informal
- 1Spend time aimlessly; idle: he sends her to Arizona every January to lollygag in the sunMore example sentences
- Eliza spends some time lollygagging around but doesn't seem interested in actually catching a pig.
- His skin was fairer than his sibling's, which led Blank to believe he spent fewer hours lollygagging outside.
- This meant you could get up and go over to the other side of the room and lollygag around in the line for sharpening pencils.
- 1.1Dawdle: we’re lollygagging alongMore example sentences
- Just as I never lollygag my way through a workout, neither am I concerned with rushing it.
lollygagger (also lallygagger)
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- More schoolchildren sauntered in and his darting eyes tried to keep track of all ten lallygaggers.
- I'm starting to think it might be a lot easier for everyone if we could just get all of these ne'er-do-wells, lollygaggers, and malcontents to put together one class action suit, instead of all of these little petty suits.
- You can mix socializers with competitors and hard-chargers with lollygaggers, but it'll be about as much fun as a long carry over quicksand.
mid 19th century: of unknown origin.
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