One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
verbgollops, golloped, golloping[with object]British
Swallow (food) hastily or greedily.
consume, devour, ingest, partake of, gobble, gobble down, gobble up, gulp, gulp down, bolt, bolt down, wolf, wolf down, cram down, finish, finish offView synonyms
- ‘Lots of coffee, bacon sandwiches and tea cakes were golloped down.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘I bought a bar (it's a family size bar haha) last week and golloped it down in one sitting YOM YOM!’
- ‘Next, amidst the nauseating waves of salt and vinegar came the crisps - golloped down with great gobby crunching sounds - mouth open, I should add.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Nipper and Hetty golloped down the chicken but didn't seem at first to be interested in the other bits.’
- ‘I was more appreciative of the Steam Ale in my fragile state, but I also golloped the porter down.’
- ‘The big olive-bronze pollack just grabbed the eel and golloped it down in one swift lunge.’
- ‘He was just literally staring at Gary most of the time, while Gary golloped his food down.’
A hasty gulp.
Early 19th century: perhaps from gulp, influenced by gobble.
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