Definition of roly-poly noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌrəʊli ˈpəʊli//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌroʊli ˈpoʊli//
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(pl. roly-polies) (also roly-poly pudding) [uncountable, countable] (British English) a hot dessert (= a sweet dish) made from suet pastry spread with jam and rolled up Word Origin early 17th cent.: fanciful formation from the verb roll.

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