Definition of Lollygag

1. Verb. Be about. "Who is this man that is hanging around the department?"

Exact synonyms: Footle, Hang Around, Lallygag, Linger, Loaf, Loiter, Lounge, Lurk, Mess About, Mill About, Mill Around, Tarry
Generic synonyms: Be
Specialized synonyms: Lurch, Prowl
Derivative terms: Lingerer, Loiterer, Lounger



Definition of Lollygag

1. Verb. (American English) To dawdle; to be lazy or idle; to avoid necessary work or effort. ¹

2. Noun. (American English) Silliness, nonsense. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lollygag

1. to lallygag [v -GAGGED, -GAGGING, -GAGS] - See also: lallygag

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lollygag

lollipops
lollo rosso
lollop
lolloped
lolloping
lollops
lollopy
lolls
lolly
lolly-pop
lolly-pops
lolly ice
lolly pop
lolly pops
lolly scramble
lollygag (current term)
lollygagged
lollygagger
lollygaggers
lollygagging
lollygags
lollypaloozer
lollypaloozers
lollypop
lollypops
lolog
lologs
lolzies
loma
lomas

Literary usage of Lollygag

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1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"1985 It was on such nights that they liked to lollygag — Joseph Wambaugh, Lines and Shadows, 1984 Before a singular count noun, idiom usually requires that ..."

2. The Art of Writing English: A Book for College Classes by Rollo Walter Brown, Nathaniel Waring Barnes (1913)
"... wampus, lollygag, sundowner, tacky, roust, loblolly, jimmy-slinger, nicker, lunker, and coping. When we remember that each one of us is acquainted with ..."

3. Costa Rica Alive! by Bruce Morris (2002)
"People tend to lollygag about in the middle of the road on bicycles and on foot. Just because you're blasting along in your car and want to get by doesn't ..."

4. Vocabulary Centers, 5-6 by Sandi Johnson, Evan-Moor Educational Publishers (2006)
"(verb) lollygag (verb) to do things that gain favor or attention to her older sister's every wish to fool around or waste time Zack was supposed to mow the ..."

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