American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A piece of candy, especially hard candy.
- n. A lollipop.
- n. Chiefly British Money.
- Contraction of lollipop. (Wiktionary)
- Short for lollipop. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“It was on that frazil ice, that some people called lolly, that I meant to run for my life now, trusting to the resistance of the two feet of snow that lay on the lake in the mysterious way snow does lie on lolly, and to the snowshoes on my feet.”
“I also know that they are British and very drunk and that that girl does not stop talking and that the boy on the left had a penchant for smoking hash at 3:37 AM while sitting at the end of my bed holding a "lolly".”
“Timothy is out to rescue the girl he loves, a good-hearted non-birthrighter who has been selected by the baron and baroness as the "lolly" to bear a royal heir.”
“VAT ruling means HMRC misses out on a lot of 'lolly”
“As a result Del Monte, who carried out the survey, have commissioned a Daniel Craig ice lolly which is being distributed from today to celebrate the first ever National Ice Cream Week.”
“lolly" and contains lines such as "I am somewhat bereaved by that comment, Jamie" is right for no one.”
“Well, I'll tell you, he only got one lolly from us!”
“Plus all the other stuff you have in a bag like a wallet, phone, lose change, bundles of receipts, gift vouchers, errant lolly wrappers and film canisters.”
“Oh, Lord .... give "us" a break from people using you as a scapegoat. lolly”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘lolly’.
All these terms have a (different) American English equivalent. Wonder if you can identify them?
caramel gets 48 hits
chocolate gets 112 hits
nonpareil 83 hits
I should have known better, but once I got started on this, I realized it’s basically the same thing as Ruzuzu’s list “Let them eat cake”, with less cake.
Here is a list of Double Letter Words! Everyone is welcome to add some more words if needed!
No. Just no.
"Slang, though humanly irreverent, tends to be inhumanly loveless. It lacks tenderness and compassion; its poetry has the effulgence of a soldier's brass buttons."
Words from the glossaries in the back of the novels.
Words I heard there. Or from Australians.
God I love British words, especially combined with that tasty accent of theirs...
Looking for tweets for lolly.