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English definition of “roly-poly”

roly-poly

noun [C or U]   /ˌrəʊ.liˈpəʊ.li/ US  /ˌroʊ.liˈpoʊ-/ (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-polyPuddings, desserts and ices
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