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 one's self 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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