lollygag

To lollygag is to be slow or idle or lazy. You might say to your dawdling friends, "Don't lollygag! We'll miss our bus!"

You lollygag when you take you own sweet time walking to your piano teacher's house, and you also lollygag when you lounge lazily in a hammock under a tree. The word lollygag is an American invention, a slang term that's sometimes spelled lallygag and may stem from the dialectical "tongue" meaning of lolly.

Definitions of lollygag
1

v loaf about and waste time; dawdle

Synonyms:
footle, hang around, lallygag, linger, loaf, loiter, lounge, lurk, mess about, mill about, mill around, tarry
Types:
lurch, prowl
loiter about, with no apparent aim
Type of:
be
have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

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