Definitions

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

  • intransitive verb To move, stand, or recline in an indolent or relaxed manner.
  • intransitive verb To hang or droop laxly.
  • intransitive verb To permit to hang or droop laxly.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun One who lounges and lolls about; a loafer.
  • noun A pet; a spoiled child; a child that is much fondled.

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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • verb hang loosely or laxly
  • verb be lazy or idle

Etymologies

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

[Middle English lollen, probably from Middle Dutch, to doze.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Cognate with Icelandic lolla ("to act lazily")

Examples

  • Aga taaskord, mitte seepärast, et ta on "loll" vaid seepärast, et ta "segas konverentsi".

    tatsutahime Diary Entry

  • Cattle, sheep, and dogs do not sweat as horses do, they "loll;" that is, water or slobber runs from their tongues; hence, they are not liable to take cold as the horse is.

    American Woman's Home

  • Eyes aglow, tongue at the loll, I note her every movement: She likes a display of interest.

    Margaret Atwood | Underbrush Man

  • Lest you think we loll around in the park taking nips off our brown-bagged fifth of Old Crow and reading young adult fantasy novels EVERY weekend.

    Stuff We Did This Weekend

  • I will be so glad to get back to Mexico where life is less complicated and where I can loll around in a comfortable, Mexican cotton dress -- and still make a home-made Cappuccino if I want one.

    Shopping Local Style

  • Already, £7m of public money has been committed to the rent and upkeep of two giant pandas which, thus far, have done nothing but loll around all day eating expensive, imported bamboo chow meins.

    Brainless and faceless? Don't get me started… | Kevin McKenna

  • I needed to get up, not loll there like a Victorian heroine.

    Raziel

  • Lest you think we loll around in the park taking nips off our brown-bagged fifth of Old Crow and reading young adult fantasy novels EVERY weekend.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • I will be so glad to get back to Mexico where life is less complicated and where I can loll around in a comfortable, Mexican cotton dress -- and still make a home-made Cappuccino if I want one.

    Shopping Local Style

  • The Judaeo-Christian prophets such as Amos castigate those who loll on beds inlaid with ivory, feast on lambs, drink wine by the bowlful and anoint themselves with the richest of oils, but feel no grief for those who struggle.

    People of all faiths should be protesting against the cuts | David Haslam

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  • Citation on willowherb.

    June 22, 2008

  • Utter unctuously! LOLL!

    October 22, 2011