A piece of hard candy on a stick; a lollipop.
* 2004 , , Feast: Food that Celebrates Life ,
(UK, slang, uncountable) Money.
(Australia, New Zealand) Any confection made from sugar, or high in sugar content; a sweet, a piece of candy.
* 1924 , Frank George Carpenter, Australia, New Zealand and Some Islands of the South Seas ,
- Trim the lolly' sticks, so that you have a stem of about 3–4cm to stick into the cake, and then plunge the sticks of the foreshortened ' lollies into the cake so that the ghoulish faces leer out from their black-frosted graveyard.
* 2002 , R.I.C. Publications, Primary Science ,
- Leaving the Domain, I walked back to the hotel, noticing the queer signs by the way. One was “Lollies for Sale.” It was over the door of a confectioner?s store where all sorts of candies were displayed.
* 2008 , ,
- Organise the students into small groups. Send a letter home to the parents stating that the science lesson will involve students eating a small amount of lollies'. Check which students are allowed to eat ' lollies . Students with diabetes will only be able to observe or they could bring their own ‘special’ sweets from home.
- He looked straight into Frau Diller?s spectacled eyes and said, ‘Mixed lollies , please.’
- Frau Diller smiled.‘Here,’ she said, tossing a single lolly onto the counter. ‘Mix it yourself.’
* candy (US)
* ice lolly
* lolly scramble
A derisive cry or shout.
The cry of an owl.
(US, slang) A fun event or person. (See hootenanny)
A small particle
* 1878 , John Hanson Beadle, Western Wilds, and the Men who Redeem Them , page 611, Jones Brothers, 1878
- Well, it was Sunday morning, and the wheat nothing like ripe; but it was a chance, and I got onto my reaper and banged down every hoot of it before Monday night.
* (small particle) The term is nearly always encountered in a negative sense in such phrases as don't care a hoot'' or ''don't give two hoots .
* (derisive cry) The phrase a hoot and a holler'' has a very different meaning to ''hoot and holler''. The former is a short distance, the latter is a verb of ''derisive cry .
To cry out or shout in contempt.
To make the cry of an owl.
- Matrons and girls shall hoot at thee no more.
To assail with contemptuous cries or shouts; to follow with derisive shouts.
* Jonathan Swift
- the clamorous owl that nightly hoots
- Partridge and his clan may hoot me for a cheat.