Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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LOLABY, n. A spoiled child, a mollycoddle. Edb. 1843 J. Ballantine Gaberlunzie 8:
A lumbering lout o' a blubbering boy … the lolaby screams at the tap o' his voice.

[From Eng. dial. loll, a spoilt child. Cf. Loll, n.1]

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