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



BrE BrE//ˌrəʊli ˈpəʊli//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌroʊli ˈpoʊli//
Body shape
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[only before noun] (informal) (of people) short, round and fat synonym plump See related entries: Body shape Word Origin early 17th cent.: fanciful formation from the verb roll.

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