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From Middle English lollen (to lounge idly, hang loosely), lullen, of uncertain origin. Akin to Icelandic lolla (to act lazily), and Middle Dutch lullen, lollen (to doze, mumble) (See modern Dutch lol (fun)). See also lull.



loll (third-person singular simple present lolls, present participle lolling, simple past and past participle lolled)

  1. To act lazily or indolently; to recline; to lean; to throw oneself down; to lie at ease.
    • Dryden
      Void of care, he lolls supine in state.
    • 12 July 2012, Sam Adams, AV Club Ice Age: Continental Drift
      The matter of whether the world needs a fourth Ice Age movie pales beside the question of why there were three before it, but Continental Drift feels less like an extension of a theatrical franchise than an episode of a middling TV cartoon, lolling around on territory that’s already been settled.
  2. To hang extended from the mouth, like the tongue of an animal heated from exertion.
    • Dryden
      The triple porter of the Stygian seat, / With lolling tongue, lay fawning at thy feet.
  3. To let the tongue hang from the mouth in this way.
    The ox stood lolling in the furrow.




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loll (genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])

  1. stupid


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