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Adjective: roly-poly  ,row-lee'pow-lee
Usage: informal
  1. Short and plump
    "You're a roly-poly man";
    - dumpy, podgy [Brit, informal], pudgy [informal], tubby
Noun: roly-poly  ,row-lee'pow-lee
  1. [informal] A rotund individual
    - fatso [informal], fatty [informal], fat person, butterball [N. Amer, informal]
  2. [Brit] Pudding made of suet pastry spread with jam or fruit and rolled up and baked or steamed
    - roly-poly pudding [Brit]

Derived forms: roly-polies

See also: fat

Type of: large person, pudding [N. Amer]

Encyclopedia: Roly-poly