Definitions

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

  • n. A piece of candy, especially hard candy.
  • n. A lollipop.
  • n. Chiefly British Money.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A piece of hard candy on a stick; a lollipop.
  • n. Money.
  • n. Any confection made from sugar, or high in sugar content; a sweet, a piece of candy.

Etymologies

Short for lollipop.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Contraction of lollipop. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It was on that frazil ice, that some people called lolly, that I meant to run for my life now, trusting to the resistance of the two feet of snow that lay on the lake in the mysterious way snow does lie on lolly, and to the snowshoes on my feet.

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  • I also know that they are British and very drunk and that that girl does not stop talking and that the boy on the left had a penchant for smoking hash at 3:37 AM while sitting at the end of my bed holding a "lolly".

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  • Timothy is out to rescue the girl he loves, a good-hearted non-birthrighter who has been selected by the baron and baroness as the "lolly" to bear a royal heir.

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  • VAT ruling means HMRC misses out on a lot of 'lolly'

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  • As a result Del Monte, who carried out the survey, have commissioned a Daniel Craig ice lolly which is being distributed from today to celebrate the first ever National Ice Cream Week.

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  • "lolly" and contains lines such as "I am somewhat bereaved by that comment, Jamie" is right for no one.

    Culture | guardian.co.uk

  • "I had a brand-new baby at the house and I did not have time to kind of lolly-gag and get through.

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  • Well, I'll tell you, he only got one lolly from us!

    You Were Rubbish, Sir

  • Plus all the other stuff you have in a bag like a wallet, phone, lose change, bundles of receipts, gift vouchers, errant lolly wrappers and film canisters.

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  • Oh, Lord .... give "us" a break from people using you as a scapegoat. lolly

    Sanford's wife: He's earned a second chance

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