AskDefine | Define lallygag

Dictionary Definition

lallygag v : be about; "The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square"; "Who is this man that is hanging around the department?" [syn: loiter, lounge, footle, lollygag, loaf, hang around, mess about, tarry, linger, lurk, mill about, mill around] [also: lallygagging, lallygagged]

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  1. horseplay, fooling around.
  2. A layabout, one who lallygags.


  1. (See lollygag.) To dawdle; to be lazy or idle; to avoid necessary work or effort.
  2. In the context of "archaic|US": To pet, kiss, or otherwise demonstrate overt affection, generally in public.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

bill and coo, bum, copulate, dally, dawdle, delay, diddle, dillydally, doodle, drag, falter, flag, goldbrick, goof off, halt, lag, laze, linger, loaf, loiter, loll, lollygag, lounge, make love, make out, neck, pet, piddle, poke, shilly-shally, smooch, spoon, sweet-talk, tarry, toy, trail, trifle, wanton, waste time, whisper sweet nothings
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