Definitions

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

  • n. A confection consisting of a piece of hard candy attached to the end of a small stick.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A confectionery consisting of a piece of candy/sweet attached to a stick.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of sugar confection which dissolves easily in the mouth.
  • n. A piece of hard candy, often of discoid shape, attached to the end of a handle of wood or hard paper by which it is held in the hand while being licked; -- it is popular with small children.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See lollypop.

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

  • n. ice cream or water ice on a small wooden stick
  • n. hard candy on a stick

Etymologies

Perhaps dialectal lolly, tongue (from loll, to dangle the tongue) + pop1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • As we know from the recent Serge Gainsbourg biopic, lollipop is French slang for an act of fellatio.

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  • She has dropped from a normal-sized woman to what, you know, you call a lollipop syndrome, that very thin body with a large head that looks either anorexic or that she ` s bulimic.

    CNN Transcript Dec 21, 2009

  • A poopie-flavored lollipop is a potentially useful item if your goal is to catch flies.

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  • Actiq, which is meant to be taken for cancer pain, comes in an oral lozenge formulation, also referred to as a lollipop.

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  • Last year, a correspondent, interviewing a woman who was raising a capuchin monkey as her daughter, gave the monkey a lollipop, which is definitely one way to butter up a source.

    Slate Magazine

  • Remember that story about editor Anna Wintour (herself a "lollipop" who's all head atop scrawn) telling Oprah she had to lose 20 pounds before she could be on the cover of Vogue a few years ago?

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  • By the 1960s, however, Americans 'concept of the ideal rose had become -- as Danielle Hahn, who runs Rose Story Farm, describes it -- "the long-stemmed grocery store' lollipop 'with a perfect shape, devoid of any fragrance and that never opens. "

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  • Built as an art museum for the A&P heir Huntington Hartford, the building curved around Columbus Circle on a cramped site; it had no windows except for little portholes cut into the corners of its 10-story white marble façade; it sat on slender columns, each topped with a disc of dark marble, which earned it the name the "lollipop" building.

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  • Fentanyl now comes in a "lollipop" form called Actiq.

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  • Greenberg's simple "lollipop" story has begun to unravel; in an interview with American Photo magazine for example, she describes how frustrating it was to have parents "step out of the studio for a couple minutes" in vain attempts to make children cry who would not otherwise oblige.

    Archive 2006-07-01

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  • My Boy Lollipop, Millie Small, 1964

    February 9, 2008

  • A lollipop, pop, lolly, sucker, dum-dum,or sticky-pop is a type of confectionery consisting mainly of hardened, flavored sucrose with corn syrup mounted on a stick and intended for sucking or licking. They are available in many flavors and shapes.
    _Wikipedia

    January 25, 2008

  • Oh, the fun they'll have at the lollipop factory!

    November 8, 2007

  • National Lollipop Day: July 20.

    November 8, 2007

  • Lollipop lollipop, oh lolly lolly lolly, lollipop, lollipop, oh lolly lolly lolly...LOLLIPOP! Badoom, badoom, badoom, badoom, badoom...

    June 27, 2007

  • We had a cat called this once.

    June 27, 2007