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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of a sect of religious reformers in England who were followers of John Wycliffe in the 1300s and 1400s.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who lolls; an idler.
  • noun One of a semi-monastic society for the care of the sick and the burial of the dead, which originated at Antwerp about 1300. Also called Cellite.
  • noun One of the English followers of Wyclif, adherents of a wide-spread movement, partly political and socialistic, and in some respects anticipating Protestantism and Puritanism, in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One of a sect of early reformers in Germany.
  • noun One of the followers of Wyclif in England.

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  • noun historical One of a sect of early reformers in Germany.
  • noun historical A Wyclifite.

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Middle Dutch Lollaerd, mumbler, mutterer, heretic, from lollen, doze, to mumble.]

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Late Latin Lollardi, Lullardi, from Walter Lolhardus, a German.

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