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Lally Gagging or Lolly Gagging wrong definition?

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1098277.  Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:17 pm Reply with quote

This to be idle or dawdle I thought, nothing to do with firting?

1098280.  Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:04 pm Reply with quote

From around 1900 it came to mean being idle, but the original meaning seems to have meant flirting.

Lally Gagging seems to have been the original spelling, which has turned into Lolly Gagging.

Supposedly, an 1868 issue of the Northern Vindicator has the following line, but I can't find a copy online:

The lascivious lolly-gagging lumps of licentiousness who disgrace the common decencies of life by their love-sick fawnings at our public dances

1098304.  Sat Oct 18, 2014 3:35 am Reply with quote

Thank you for your insight


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