Definition of lollygag in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlɒlɪɡaɡ/
(also lallygag)

verb (lollygags, lollygagging, lollygagged)

[no object] North American informal
1Spend time aimlessly; idle: she goes to Arizona every January to lollygag in the sun
More 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.
1.1 [with adverbial of direction] Dawdle: we’re lollygagging along
More example sentences
  • Just as I never lollygag my way through a workout, neither am I concerned with rushing it.



(also lallygagger) noun
Example sentences
  • The next day's very early start didn't gel too well with this renowned lollygagger but cuckoo clocks, fondue and chocolate wait for no man.
  • 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.
  • To celebrate online lollygaggers, the new "TimeWasters" subsite will keep office workers distracted with more games, jokes of the day and character screen savers.


Mid 19th century: of unknown origin.

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