A popsicle is a sweet, frozen treat on a stick. There's nothing like a bright red, cherry-flavored popsicle on a hot summer day.

This word is commonly used for any water-based frozen dessert that you lick while holding a stick. Popsicle is actually a brand name for a specific company's ice pop. The first Popsicle was accidentally invented in 1905 by an 11-year-old who left a sweet drink outside overnight with a stirring stick in it. The liquid froze to the stick, and eight years later he began selling them, calling the cold treats Popsicles, modeled after "icicle."

Definitions of popsicle
  1. noun
    ice cream or water ice on a small wooden stick
    synonyms: ice lolly, lollipop, lolly
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    type of:
    frozen dessert
    any of various desserts prepared by freezing
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