Definitions

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

  • intransitive verb To move with a bobbing motion.
  • intransitive verb Chiefly British To lounge about; loll.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A sprawl; a flop.
  • To loll or lounge idly; move heavily or be tossed about.

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

  • intransitive verb Low. To move heavily; to lounge or idle; to loll.

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

  • verb To walk with a bouncing motion.
  • verb To loll or lounge

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

  • verb walk clumsily and with a bounce

Etymologies

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

[Alteration of loll.]

Examples

  • But Julia marched on, and started to lollop and then to jog.

    Polly Samson | The Man Who Fell

  • When I got to the County trials though I met people who put my enthuastic lollop into perspective.

    Reminds Me Of Me

  • We watched a surfing dog lollop frantically in the sand here I'll post more pics on Flickr -- and I remembered, for an instant, the freedom of not needing to be watching anyone, not needing to be "on."

    blog: June 2008

  • We watched a surfing dog lollop frantically in the sand here I'll post more pics on Flickr -- and I remembered, for an instant, the freedom of not needing to be watching anyone, not needing to be "on."

    blog: Tofino

  • Although the town is still accessible only by train or light aircraft, its guesthouses are packed during late summer and autumn, when the vast ice-sheet over the bay melts, forcing around 1,000 bears to lollop around for months on the shore.

    Drudge Denies Polar Bears Threatened by Global Warming

  • I don't have time to lollop downstairs, drenched, and whip up some stink-fre towels.

    blog: Late October Morning

  • I don't have time to lollop downstairs, drenched, and whip up some stink-fre towels.

    blog: October 2007

  • I resumed my hat, and the rabbit lolloped a lollop or so out of my way.

    Twelve Stories and a Dream, by H. G. Wells

  • I on the other hand would marvel at the brisk pace they would lollop off on when we were supposed to be having a leisurely walk....

    Winter blues, walking slow, walking fast, the been-to way

  • I on the other hand would marvel at the brisk pace they would lollop off on when we were supposed to be having a leisurely walk....

    Archive 2005-11-01

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  • 'Atmosphere does not abound. It kind of lollops.'

    - John Walker's PC Gamer (UK) review of Martian Gothic Unification

    October 23, 2007

  • To lounge or saunter heavily. Loll-poop, a sluggish sedentary lounger. Literally, one whom is sluggish in the stern.

    Rev. Robert Forby, Vocabulary of East Anglia, 1830

    May 20, 2008


  • Has the old salt taken a dollop?

    He talks, drunk or dry, his codswallop.

    That odd bob and dip?

    Is it born of a sip

    Or just an old mariner's lollop?

    January 4, 2015