Meaning of “roly-poly” in the English Dictionary

"roly-poly" in British English

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roly-polyadjective

uk /ˌrəʊ.liˈpəʊ.li/ us /ˌroʊ.liˈpoʊ.li/ informal humorous

roly-polynoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˌrəʊ.liˈpəʊ.li/ us /ˌroʊ.liˈpoʊ.li/ also roly-poly pudding informal humorous UK

a sweet dish made with thick pastry 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)