Lolly vs Lollies - What's the difference?

lolly | lollies |


As a proper noun lolly

is .

As a noun lollies is

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

lolly

English

Noun

(lollies)
  • 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.’

    Synonyms

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

    Derived terms

    * ice lolly * lolly scramble

    lollies

    English

    Etymology 1

    Noun

    (head)
  • 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