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Feb 24, 2017
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kibosh
copacetic
rambunctious
codswallop
lollygag

lollygag
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lollygag (also lallygag)

PRONUNCIATION:
(LOL-ee-gag)

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

ETYMOLOGY:
Origin unknown. Earliest documented use: 1880.

USAGE:
“[Photographer Nathan] Benn didn’t lollygag. Between June and October, he exposed 286 rolls of film.”
Mark Feeney; A Vivid Time Capsule of the North Shore; The Boston Globe (Massachusetts); Jan 12, 2017.

See more usage examples of lollygag in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

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