- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈdɒləp/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈdɑləp/
- Rhymes: -ɒləp
- Hyphenation: dol‧lop
dollop (plural dollops)
- A considerable lump, scoop, or quantity of something, especially soft food. [from 1810s]
Each pancake comes with a dollop of suspiciously soft butter in a tiny plastic cup.
- 1907, Ian Hay [pseudonym; John Hay Beith], “The Philanthropists”, in “Pip”: A Romance of Youth, Edinburgh; London: William Blackwood & Sons, OCLC 561272474; republished Boston, Mass.; New York, N.Y.: Houghton Mifflin Company; The Riverside Press Cambridge [Mass.], 1917, OCLC 1968431, page 23:
- On lifting it up he was surprised by an unwonted feeling of stickiness; but when he held the instrument to the light, the reason revealed itself to him immediately in the form of a dollop of congealed chicken-broth, nicely rounded to the shape of the cup, which shot from its resting-place, with a clammy thud, on to his clean shirt-front, and then proceeded to slide rapidly down inside his dress waistcoat, leaving a snail-like track, dotted with grains of rice, behind it.
- (transitive) To apply haphazardly in generous lumps or scoops. [from 1820s]
She dolloped a generous quantity of mustard on her hot dog.
- (intransitive) To drip in a viscous form.
2006, “The Guard”, in John Patrick, editor, Secret Passions: A New Collection of Erotic Tales, Herndon, Va.: STARbooks Press, ISBN 978-1-891855-84-9:
- The guard bounced his cock up, and the cock-snot dolloped onto the floor. Without instruction, Mark lowered his head beneath the towering statue and licked the creamy blob of lubrication up.
- dallop (noun and verb) (obsolete)