Lollies vs Follies - What's the difference?

lollies | follies |


As nouns the difference between lollies and follies

is that lollies is or lollies can be (dialectal|rhode island) a type of undergarment worn by cheerleaders under their skirts in place of panties while follies is .

lollies

English

Etymology 1

Noun

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  • Etymology 2

    Shortened form of lollipop pants , which was the standard form in Rhode Island at least through the mid 1980s. It is not known when the shortened form became the standard term.

    Noun

    (head)
  • (dialectal, Rhode Island) A type of undergarment worn by cheerleaders under their skirts in place of panties.
  • Synonyms
    * kickpants * spankies

    follies

    English

    Noun

    (head)
  • * '>citation
  • (uncountable) A lavishly-produced theatrical revue characterized by major stars, huge casts, and opulent costumes and scenery.
  • The most famous Broadway theatrical revues of all time were the Ziegfeld Follies.

    Usage notes

    * The theatrical sense is probably influenced by the French usage, as with the in Paris. * The word is not really used any more, but the big Las Vegas shows meet the definition for follies.