- (Of a person) having a round, plump appearance: a roly-poly young boyMore example sentences
- An old lady with a roly-poly figure waddled her way over to me and gave me a friendly smile.
- Rick was getting out of the shotgun seat and a roly-poly man with glasses was getting out of the driver's seat.
- The roly-poly, laughing baby who, come to think of it, looks remarkably like a little Buddha.
noun(also roly-poly pudding) British Back to top
- A sweet pastry dough covered with jam or fruit, formed into a roll, and boiled, steamed, or baked.More example sentences
- The list of puddings included deep pan apple pie, jam roly-poly and treacle sponge.
- They will be cooking chicken rogan josh followed by apple and cinnamon roly-poly in the final.
- Formerly roly-poly pudding was boiled in a pudding cloth; but the skill of enclosing a pudding of this shape in a cloth has now mostly been lost.
early 17th century: fanciful formation from the verb roll.