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