Definition of lollipop in US English:



  • A flat, rounded candy on the end of a stick.

    • ‘Life is not all candy canes and lollipops but it doesn't mean we should forget what the results of our actions are.’
    • ‘It's also about childhood and the hedonistic pleasures of lollipops and bubblegum pop.’
    • ‘She ordered a few cookies, a coffee with cream and three packets of sugar, an iced mocha, some chocolate lollipops, and after-coffee mints to finish the meal off.’
    • ‘At issue is candy that contains significant amounts of chili powder, including lollipops coated with chili, and powdery mixtures of salt, lemon flavoring and chili seasoning.’
    • ‘So, lollipops and sucking sweeties were banned, but soft sweets and chocolate were deemed OK in moderation.’
    • ‘Just as in the eye pin, the circle needs to be sitting on top of the wire like a lollipop on a stick.’
    • ‘If the ritual centers around the oral fixation, and not the tobacco or the smoke itself, you could substitute a lollipop, licorice or hard sour candy for the cigarette.’
    • ‘I sat back down and resumed my editing, sticking the grape lollipop back in my mouth.’
    • ‘Handing out chocolate and lollipops to pub revellers in a good mood at the end of the night is one of the schemes already operating in East Lancashire.’
    • ‘On my side were little sugar rivers and lollipops sticking out of the ground.’
    • ‘She brought along a clown baggy full of candied goodies, such as lollipops, gumdrops, and jelly beans.’
    • ‘I'm looking at Blake the way a little starry-eyed kid looks at a giant lollipop in a candy store.’
    • ‘I fail to see how giving drunken yobs lollipops and chocolate will help alleviate the problem of drunken behaviour in town and city centres at weekend.’
    • ‘The country's candy market stands at $319 million in 2000 with a wide range of products including chewy candy, jelly, hard candy and lollipops.’
    • ‘Ask your parents if teachers handed out candy or if bus drivers offered lollipops.’
    • ‘The plump girl had finished her lollipop and threw the stick over her shoulder.’
    • ‘The big candy bars cost $1 each and the lollipops 50 cents.’
    • ‘Its laboratories have already copied some examples for use in children's lollipops.’
    • ‘Top off each goodie bag with a lollipop accented with additional jelly beans.’
    • ‘The reference to an ice-cream shop excursion has been edited out, and math word problems have been revised so that items like lollipops and candy bars are not included to teach kids arithmetic.’


Late 18th century: perhaps from dialect lolly ‘tongue’ + pop.