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Jan 30, 2014
This week's theme
Americanisms

This week's words
bloviate
skulduggery
honeyfuggle
lallygag
bumfuzzle

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lallygag or lollygag

PRONUNCIATION:
(LAL-ee-gag, LOL-ee-gag)

MEANING:
verb intr.:
1. To fool around, waste time, or spend time lazily.
2. To neck.

ETYMOLOGY:
Origin uncertain. Earliest documented use: 1862.

USAGE:
"I lallygagged around and when it was evident that they were not coming home to take me, I had to start off."
Margaret Mason; A Memory at Large; RoseDog Books; 2011.

See more usage examples of lallygag in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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