Definitions for roly-polyˈroʊ liˈpoʊ li, -ˌpoʊ li

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ro•ly-po•lyˈroʊ liˈpoʊ li, -ˌpoʊ li(adj.; n.)(pl.)-lies.

  1. (adj.)short and plumply round.

  2. (n.)a roly-poly person or thing.

  3. Chiefly Brit. a sheet of biscuit dough spread with jam, fruit, or the like, rolled up and steamed or baked.

    Category: British, Cooking

Origin of roly-poly:

1595–1605; earlier rowle powle, rowly-powly worthless fellow, game involving rolling balls, rhyming compound based on roll (v.); for second element cf. poll

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fatso, fatty, fat person, roly-poly, butterball(noun)

    a rotund individual

  2. roly-poly, roly-poly pudding(adj)

    pudding made of suet pastry spread with jam or fruit and rolled up and baked or steamed

  3. dumpy, podgy, pudgy, tubby, roly-poly(adj)

    short and plump


  1. roly-poly(Noun)

    A short, plump person.

  2. roly-poly(Noun)

    A steamed pudding made from suet pastry containing jam or fruit.

  3. roly-poly(Adjective)

    short and plump

Webster Dictionary

  1. Roly-poly



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