Definition of lolly in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlɒli/

noun (plural lollies)

1British A lollipop or ice lolly.
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.
1.1Australian /NZ A small piece of confectionery; a sweet.
Example sentences
  • Just before Halloween the supermarkets are suddenly full of specially packaged sweets and lollies, masks, accessories for costumes, and decorations.
  • Simple carbs are usually sweet tasting, like biscuits, lollies, soft drink, and other sugary foods.
  • Examples of snacks, which contribute very little to satiety and are very energy rich are chips, crackers with a high fat content, mini sausage rolls, lollies, chocolate, and pastries.
2 [mass noun] British 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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