What does no lollygagging mean?
To lollygag is to be slow or idle or lazy. You might say to your dawdling friends, “Don’t lollygag!
Is Lagging short for lollygagging?
Another great line from 1949 appears in the Oxford English Dictionary: “Lollygagging was grandmother’s word for love-making.” Today “lollygag” means to idle or dawdle, though we’re guessing that some of you may now be having second thoughts about using it.
What is the difference between dilly dallying and lollygagging?
Lollygagging meant wasting time, lazing around with someone else, when there was work to do or duties to perform. Dilly dallying would indicate a trite waste of time while lolly gagging, a more old fashioned expression, was synonymous with elicit relationships and an inappropriate waste of time.
Where did lolly gagging come from?
Back then, lollygag was slang for “fooling around” (sexually, that is). That sense of lollygag was in use as long ago as 1868, and it probably originated as an alteration of the older (and more dawdlingly innocent) lallygag.
What is the meaning of lagging behind?
(MOVE SLOWLY) to move more slowly than someone or something else so that you are behind them.
What’s another word for Lollygag?
What is another word for lollygag?
What is dilly dally?
: to waste time by loitering or delaying : dawdle.
What is the origin of dilly dally?
Bonnie Mills, who wrote that segment, said that “dillydally” started with the word “dally,” which means “delay.” Then, people used redupilication, repeating words or parts of words to make new forms, to turn it into “dillydally.” “Stop dillydallying” means something like “stop wasting time,” “stop delaying,” or “stop …