Lolly vs Hoot - What's the difference?

lolly | hoot | Synonyms |

Lolly is a synonym of hoot.

As a proper noun lolly

is .

As a noun hoot is

a derisive cry or shout.

As a verb hoot is

to cry out or shout in contempt.




  • A piece of hard candy on a stick; a lollipop.
  • * 2004 , , Feast: Food that Celebrates Life , unnumbered page,
  • 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.
  • (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 , page 36,
  • 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.
  • * 2002 , R.I.C. Publications, Primary Science , page 52,
  • 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.
  • * 2008 , , unnumbered page,
  • 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.’


    (confection) * bonbon * candy (US) * confection * sweet

    Derived terms

    * ice lolly * lolly scramble




    (en noun)
  • 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.

    Usage notes

    * (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 .


    (en verb)
  • To cry out or shout in contempt.
  • * Dryden
  • Matrons and girls shall hoot at thee no more.
  • To make the cry of an owl.
  • * Shakespeare
  • the clamorous owl that nightly hoots
  • To assail with contemptuous cries or shouts; to follow with derisive shouts.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • Partridge and his clan may hoot me for a cheat.

    See also

    * hooter * hootenanny


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