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Meaning of roly-poly

ro•ly-po•ly

Pronunciation: (rō'lē-pō'lē, -pō"lē), [key]
— adj., n., pl. -lies.
—adj.
  1. short and plumply round, as a person or a young animal.
—n.
  1. a roly-poly person or thing.
  2. a sheet of biscuit dough spread with jam, fruit, or the like, rolled up and steamed or baked.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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