[lol-ee-pop] /ˈlɒl iˌpɒp/

a piece of hard candy attached to the end of a small stick that is held in the hand while the candy is licked.
a boiled sweet or toffee stuck on a small wooden stick
(Brit) another word for ice lolly

1784, lolly-pops “sweetmeats, soft candy,” perhaps related to loll “to dangle” (the tongue) + pop “strike, slap.” Or the first element may be northern dialectal lolly “the tongue.” Meaning “hard candy on a stick” is from 1920s.


A pitch that is easy to hit: will they chuckle when out-of-shape lefties lob up lollipops? (1960s+ Baseball)


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