• Jabe Stafford

Dictomancy - Everyday Wordplay

Spread laughter and positive energy with wordplay! Dictomancy - Everyday Wordplay is a Wednesday blog series that features rare, bizarre, and absurd words and their meanings. Work one of these words into your day and spark some laughter and curiosity!

Lollygag - v, n Also sp lallygag, lalligag; pronc-sp lollygog. Lallygagging. Lollygogging. Lallygagger. Lollygag around. To make a public show of affection, neck, flirt, gush; to flirt with. 1868 N. Vindicator (Estherville IA) 30 Dec [3]/2, The lacivious lolly-gagging lumps of licentiousness who disgrace the common deacencies of life by their love-sick fawnings at our public dances.

“Holy crap dude, we’ve been using ‘lollygagging’ wrong for years.”

“Don’t lollygag. He’s taken.”

“People lollygag her all the time. She’s that actress from that movie.”

“And you thought the word ‘necking’ was old. Lollygag is pretty old too.”

Please share and comment on today’s Dictomancy and feel free to post your uses for the words in a positive, lighthearted way. Audience participation makes Everyday Wordplay hilarious!

Works Cited

Cassidy, Frederic G. Chief Editor. Dictionary Of American Regional English. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1985. Print

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