Green’s Dictionary of Slang

lollie boy n.

also lolly boy
[SAusE lolly boy, ‘one who sells refreshments from a tray at a cinema, sports ground, etc’ (AND)]

1. (Aus.) someone or something unimportant.

[Aus]Bulletin (Sydney) 28 Feb. 7/1: A. G. Taylor’s ‘Iron Hand’ lecture has ‘knocked ’em’ at Morpeth. Amongst other things he said the metropolitan Press was corrupt and biased, but the country Press was singularly fair and impartial. No wonder, after this, that the Morpeth lollie boy gave him four columns all to himself.

2. (N.Z.) a politician’s ‘gofer’.

[NZ]McGill Reed Dict. of N.Z. Sl. 129: The lolly boy originally sold lollies along with icecreams and peanuts and popcorn off a wooden tray round his neck at the cinema. He has come to mean the person who carries and fetches for his boss, as some politicians have done.