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Definition of "dollop" []

  • A large lump or portion of a solid matter: a dollop of ice cream. (noun)
  • A small quantity or splash of a liquid: a dollop of whiskey. (noun)
  • A modicum; a bit: not a dollop of truth to the story. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dollop" in a sentence
  • "I had no idea they would be quite as spicy as they are and I am quite thankful the sourcream dollop is included in the recipe."
  • "I've had conversations with people who didn't speak a dollop of English simply by trading the names of films or directors back and forth, with each of us grunting in disapproval or smiling our appreciation to show our opinion."
  • "In recounting his teenage travails as a Boston schoolboy growing up with a "dollop" of Catholic guilt and a full spectrum of FM stations, Sheffield navigates Reaganomics, Boy George, and Rambo with wit, self-deprecation, and not an ounce of trepidation."