short and plump; pudgy
redupl. of roll
noun pl. roly-polies
- a roly-poly thing or person, esp. a child
- Chiefly Brit. a pudding made of suet pastry spread with jam, rolled up, and boiled, steamed, etc.
- Austral. a tumbleweed
See roly-poly in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Short and plump; pudgy. noun pl. ro·ly-po·lies
- A short plump person or thing.
- Chiefly British A pudding made of jam or fruit rolled up in pastry dough and baked or steamed until soft.
- See pill bug.
Origin: Alteration and reduplication of roll
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