roly-poly

[ roh-lee-poh-lee, -poh-lee ]SEE DEFINITION OF roly-poly
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They replied, "in two miles you will be amongst the roly-poly."

Fanny has made the roly-poly pudding,' says he; the chops are my part.

"I think they're lots of fun," said roly-poly Agnes, giggling again.

Oh, a man can hold his own with an English roly-poly mate: he's not stifled!

Aunt Madge had said so; also a roly-poly with foaming sauce.

Pigs are only lovable when they are small and plump and roly-poly.

There was roast mutton with onion sauce, and a roly-poly pudding.

With him was Roly-Poly, looking half drowned, but also clean.

You see, he is so round and fat and roly-poly that to run makes him puff and blow.

He didn't glance into the carriage at the roly-poly youngster.

WORD ORIGIN

"short and stout," 1820, probably a varied reduplication of roll (v.). As a noun, it was used as the name of various ball games from 1713, and it was used as early as 1610s in the sense of "rascal." As an appellation of a short, stout person, from 1836.

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