Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To move, stand, or recline in an indolent or relaxed manner.
  • intransitive v. To hang or droop laxly: a pennant lolling from the mast.
  • transitive v. To permit to hang or droop laxly: lolled his head on the armrest.
  • n. Archaic An act or attitude of lolling.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to act lazily or indolently; to recline; to lean; to throw one's self down; to lie at ease

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To act lazily or indolently; to recline; to lean; to throw one's self down; to lie at ease.
  • intransitive v. To hand extended from the mouth, as the tongue of an ox or a log when heated with labor or exertion.
  • intransitive v. To let the tongue hang from the mouth, as an ox, dog, or other animal, when heated by labor.
  • transitive v. To let hang from the mouth, as the tongue.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To lie or lean at ease; recline or lean idly, or in a careless or languid attitude.
  • To hang loose and extended, as the tongue protruded from the mouth of a dog or a cow.
  • To hang up or out; allow to hang out, as the tongue.
  • To fondle: dandle.
  • To box (one's ears).
  • To utter unctuously.
  • n. One who lounges and lolls about; a loafer.
  • n. A pet; a spoiled child; a child that is much fondled.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. hang loosely or laxly
  • v. be lazy or idle

Etymologies

Middle English lollen, probably from Middle Dutch, to doze.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Cognate with Icelandic lolla ("to act lazily") (Wiktionary)

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  • Utter unctuously! LOLL!

    October 22, 2011

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    June 22, 2008