also lallygag intransitive verb (-gagged; -gagging) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1868 fool around 1 ; dawdle

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  • lollygag — (v.) dawdle, dally, 1862, lallygag, Amer.Eng., perhaps from dial. lolly tongue + gag deceive, trick. Related: Lollygagged; lollygagging …   Etymology dictionary

  • lollygag — ☆ lollygag [lä′lē gag΄ ] vi. lollygagged, lollygagging [var. of lallygag < ?] Informal to waste time in trifling or aimless activity; fool around …   English World dictionary

  • lollygag — 1. verb /ˈlɒlɪɡæɡ/ To dawdle; to be lazy or idle; to avoid necessary work or effort. Syn: dawdle, shirk, slack 2 …   Wiktionary

  • lollygag — verb be about The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square Who is this man that is hanging around the department? • Syn: ↑loiter, ↑lounge, ↑footle, ↑loaf, ↑lallygag, ↑hang around, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • lollygag — /lol ee gag /, v.i., lollygagged, lollygagging. lallygag. * * * …   Universalium

  • lollygag — Synonyms and related words: bill and coo, copulate, dally, dawdle, delay, diddle, dillydally, doodle, drag, falter, flag, goof off, halt, lag, linger, loiter, make love, make out, neck, pet, piddle, poke, shilly shally, smooch, spoon, sweet talk …   Moby Thesaurus

  • lollygag — lol|ly|gag [ lali,gæg ] verb intransitive AMERICAN INFORMAL to waste time doing unimportant things …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lollygag — v. loiter, dawdle, dally; waste time, goof off; flirt (Slang) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lollygag — be idle, be listless, waste time (See the opposite: waste no time    Hank isn t busy today. He s just lollygagging around the house …   English idioms

  • lollygag — (also lallygag) verb (lollygags, lollygagging, lollygagged) N. Amer. informal spend time or move aimlessly. Origin C19: of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

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