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roly-polyadjective

uk   /ˌrəʊ.liˈpəʊ.li/  us   /ˌroʊ.liˈpoʊ-/ informal humorous
(of a ​person) ​short and round: He was a roly-poly little man.

roly-polynoun [C or U]

uk   /ˌrəʊ.liˈpəʊ.li/  us   /ˌroʊ.liˈpoʊ-/ (also roly-poly pudding) informal humorous UK
a ​sweetdish made with ​thickpastry that is ​spread with ​jam, ​rolled up, and ​cooked: jam roly-poly
(Definition of roly-poly from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “roly-poly”
in Chinese (Simplified) (指人)圆圆胖胖的,胖墩墩的,矮胖的…
in Chinese (Traditional) (指人)圓圓胖胖的,胖墩墩的,矮胖的…
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