lollop
intransitive verb Etymology: 1loll + -op (as in gallop) Date: 1745 1. dialect England loll 2. to proceed with a bounding or bobbing motion

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  • Lollop — Lol lop, v. i. [From {Loll}.] To move heavily; to lounge or idle; to loll. [Low.] Charles Reade. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lollop — vb 1 *skip, bound, hop, curvet, lope, ricochet 2 *stumble, trip, blunder, lurch, flounder, lumber, galumph, bumble …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • lollop — ► VERB (lolloped, lolloping) ▪ move in an ungainly way in a series of clumsy bounds. ORIGIN probably from LOLL(Cf. ↑loll), associated with TROLLOP(Cf. ↑trollop) …   English terms dictionary

  • lollop — [lä′ləp] vi. [extended < LOLL, prob. by assoc. with GALLOP] Chiefly Brit. 1. to lounge about; loll 2. to move in a clumsy or relaxed way, bobbing up and down or from side to side …   English World dictionary

  • lollop — UK [ˈlɒləp] / US [ˈlɑləp] verb [intransitive] Word forms lollop : present tense I/you/we/they lollop he/she/it lollops present participle lolloping past tense lolloped past participle lolloped to walk or run in a way that is relaxed but not… …   English dictionary

  • lollop — lol|lop [ˈlɔləp US ˈla: ] v [I always +adverb/preposition] written [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: loll + op (as in gallop)] to run with long awkward steps lollop down/up/along etc ▪ The dog came lolloping up the path …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lollop — /lol euhp/, v.i. 1. Brit. Dial. to loll; lounge. 2. to move forward with a bounding or leaping motion. [1735 45; extended var. of LOLL] * * * …   Universalium

  • lollop — verb To walk with a bouncing motion …   Wiktionary

  • lollop — lol|lop [ laləp ] verb intransitive MAINLY BRITISH to walk or run in a way that is relaxed but not graceful: The bear came lolloping toward her …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lollop — [[t]lɒ̱ləp[/t]] lollops, lolloping, lolloped VERB When an animal or a person lollops along, they run along awkwardly and not very fast. [mainly BRIT, LITERARY] [V prep/adv] A herd of elephants lolloped across the plains towards a watering hole.… …   English dictionary

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