Definition Of roly-poly

noun

(of a person) having a round, plump appearance.

a roly-poly young boy

a sweet pastry dough covered with jam or fruit, formed into a roll, and boiled, steamed, or baked.

The list of puddings included deep pan apple pie, jam roly-poly and treacle sponge.

Example Of roly-poly

  • An old lady with a roly-poly figure waddled her way over to me and gave me a friendly smile.

  • Bangers and mash and roly-poly pudding were on the menu and prizes were presented by Mayor, Councillor Barbara Shone for the most authentic costumes.

  • Despite the copious amounts they can pack away, roly-poly types are less common than lanky or athletic builds, sometimes with the equine features of their symbol.

  • Everything was cooked in the one utensil; the square of bacon, amounting to little more than a taste each; cabbage, or other green vegetables, in one net, potatoes in another, and the roly-poly swathed in a cloth.

  • First we popped in on a roly-poly Alsatian farm wife and watched her brewing outrageously smelly Munster cheese to the accompaniment of tub-thumping Bavarian music.


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