dollop
I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1812 1. chiefly British an indefinite often large quantity especially of something liquid <
out of heaven, as if a plug had been pulled, fell a jolly dollop of rain — E. M. Forster
>
2. a lump or glob of something soft or mushy <
top it with a dollop of jam
>
3. an amount given, spooned, or ladled out ; portion <
hold out their mess tins for a dollop of gruel — Robert Craft
>
4. a small lump, portion, or amount <
want just a dollop of ketchup
>
5. something added or served as if in dollops <
a delicious dollop of gossip — Leon Harris
>
II. transitive verb Date: circa 1860 to serve or dispense in dollops

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • dollop — [däl′əp] n. [< ? ON dolp, small dangling ball] 1. a soft mass or blob, as of some food; lump 2. a small quantity of liquid; splash, jigger, dash, etc. 3. a measure or amount [a dollop of wit] vt. to put or give out in dollops …   English World dictionary

  • dollop — 1570s, from E. Anglian dialectal dallop patch, tuft or clump of grass, of uncertain origin. Modern sense of a lump or glob is 1812. As a verb, from 1825 …   Etymology dictionary

  • dollop — [n] lump bit, blob, glob, gob, mass, piece, portion; concepts 432,786,835 …   New thesaurus

  • dollop — informal ► NOUN ▪ a shapeless mass or lump, especially of soft food. ► VERB (dolloped, dolloping) ▪ add or serve out in large shapeless quantities. ORIGIN perhaps Scandinavian …   English terms dictionary

  • dollop — UK [ˈdɒləp] / US [ˈdɑləp] noun [countable] Word forms dollop : singular dollop plural dollops informal 1) a large lump of a soft substance, especially food dollop of: a dollop of cream/mashed potato 2) a large amount of something dollop of: You… …   English dictionary

  • Dollop — Wikipedia does not have an encyclopedia article for Dollop (search results). You may want to read Wiktionary s entry on Dollop instead.wiktionary:Special:Search/Dollop …   Wikipedia

  • dollop — dol|lop [ˈdɔləp US ˈda: ] n informal [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: From a Scandinavian language; related to Norwegian dolp piece ] 1.) a small amount of soft food, usually dropped from a spoon dollop of ▪ a dollop of thick cream 2.) an amount of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dollop — dol|lop [ daləp ] noun count INFORMAL 1. ) a large lump of a soft substance, especially food: dollop of: a dollop of cream/mashed potato 2. ) a large amount of something: dollop of: You ll need a big dollop of luck to succeed …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dollop — /dol euhp/, n. 1. a lump or blob of some substance: dollops of mud. 2. a small quantity: Add a dollop of soda water to the mixture. v.t. 3. to dispense in dollops: to dollop whipped cream over the cake. [1565 75; cf. Icel dolpur fat man, Norw… …   Universalium

  • dollop — [[t]dɒ̱ləp[/t]] dollops N COUNT: usu N of n A dollop of soft or sticky food is a large spoonful of it. [INFORMAL] ...a dollop of cream …   English dictionary

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