What three-syllable word was combined with the word icicle to coin the word popsicle?
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The name popsicle was coined as a trademark in 1923 by Frank
Epperson of Oakland, California. He coined it by contracting the phrase lollypop
The OED's first citation for the term is from its 1923 patent application: "Trade-mark ‘Popsicle’. Particular description of goods. — Lollypops. Claims use since May 28, 1923."(Source: U.S. Patent Office Official Gazette, 25 Sept. 1923)
Too easy for me, since i've spent time in England, where that confection is know as an "ice lolly."
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And in Britain they used the other syllables... in Britain, a Popsicle is called an Ice Lolly.
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