from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large lump or portion of a solid matter: a dollop of ice cream.
- n. A small quantity or splash of a liquid: a dollop of whiskey.
- n. A modicum; a bit: not a dollop of truth to the story.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a lump, scoop or considerable quantity of something.
- v. To apply haphazardly in generous lumps or scoops.
- v. To drip in a viscous form
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A lump; a mass.
- n. See dallop.
- To beat.
- To handle awkwardly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small measure (usually of food)
I had no idea they would be quite as spicy as they are and I am quite thankful the sourcream dollop is included in the recipe.
I've had conversations with people who didn't speak a dollop of English simply by trading the names of films or directors back and forth, with each of us grunting in disapproval or smiling our appreciation to show our opinion.
In recounting his teenage travails as a Boston schoolboy growing up with a "dollop" of Catholic guilt and a full spectrum of FM stations, Sheffield navigates Reaganomics, Boy George, and Rambo with wit, self-deprecation, and not an ounce of trepidation.
That blueberry 'dollop' looks disturbingly like oversized caviar.
There was the old farmer at the tithe dinner, who, on having some bread-sauce handed to him, extracted a great "dollop" on the top of his knife, tasted it, and said, "Don't chuse none."
Unlike with ill-advised conversations-where you can later swear that you said "dollop," not "trollop" and this was a simple misunderstanding based on excessive cerumen build-up-everything is spelled out in black-and-white in e-mail messages.
But they went on the menu that night, topped with a dollop of creamy raspberry purée.
Toting a bowl of her homemade guacamole, she spooned a dollop for Ben and asked him what it needed.
Ben sat perched on the edge of the tub with a dollop of Keri lotion in one hand, his small, hairless penis in his other, and a Playboy centerfold splayed on the floor between his blue-jeans-draped ankles when Coach blew through the bathroom door that Ben had triple-checked was locked.
For a large dog (bird dog) they squeeze out a dollop about the size of two english peas or peanuts.