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

  • n. A member of a sect of religious reformers in England who were followers of John Wycliffe in the 14th and 15th centuries.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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.
  • n. 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.
  • n. One who lolls; an idler.


Middle English, from Middle Dutch Lollaerd, mumbler, mutterer, heretic, from lollen, doze, to mumble.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Late Latin Lollardi, Lullardi, from Walter Lolhardus, a German. (Wiktionary)



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