Nehama (med_cat) wrote in 1word1day,

Friday word: Lollygag

Lollygag [LAH-lee-gag]
- To waste time idly; to loaf or dilly-dally.
- To indulge in kisses and caresses; make love; neck.

From American English, perhaps derived from “lolly” (tongue) + “gag” (deceive, trick). First used - 1862.

Used in a sentence:
“The lascivious lolly-gagging lumps of licentiousness who disgrace the common decencies of life by their love-sick fawnings at our public dances.”
-The Northern Vindicator (Iowa Newspaper) February 27th, 1868
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Tags: american, l, verb, wordsmith: med_cat

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