Definition of gollop in English:



  • Swallow (food) hastily or greedily.

    • ‘The big olive-bronze pollack just grabbed the eel and golloped it down in one swift lunge.’
    • ‘I bought a bar (it's a family size bar haha) last week and golloped it down in one sitting YOM YOM!’
    • ‘I was more appreciative of the Steam Ale in my fragile state, but I also golloped the porter down.’
    • ‘Nipper and Hetty golloped down the chicken but didn't seem at first to be interested in the other bits.’
    • ‘Next, amidst the nauseating waves of salt and vinegar came the crisps - golloped down with great gobby crunching sounds - mouth open, I should add.’
    • ‘He was just literally staring at Gary most of the time, while Gary golloped his food down.’
    • ‘Lots of coffee, bacon sandwiches and tea cakes were golloped down.’
    • ‘Back on shore, we golloped mozzarella and parma panini, skipped stones, tickled, played and ate gelato 'til the ferry arrived to take us all back to Napoli.’
    • ‘She gollops the chocolate in one go but she keeps the snakes, lining them up on the arm of the sofa, red and yellow and green like a slithery traffic light.’
    consume, devour, ingest, partake of, gobble, gobble down, gobble up, gulp, gulp down, bolt, bolt down, wolf, wolf down, cram down, finish, finish off
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  • A hasty gulp.


Early 19th century: perhaps from gulp, influenced by gobble.