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roly-poly

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishroly-polyro‧ly-po‧ly1 /ˌrəʊli ˈpəʊli◂ $ ˌroʊli ˈpoʊ-/ adjective informal  FATa roly-poly person is round and fat
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roly-polyRock was a roly-poly detective who looked like a no-hoper but who always outwitted the opposition with sly brilliance.They walked like roly-poly dolls, their heavily padded sleeves making their arms stick out.They have two roly-poly little boys.Eddie's actress wife Patsy Ann Scott secretly filmed the roly-poly star as he snoozed in bed.
Related topics: Food, dish
roly-polyroly-poly2 noun (plural roly-polies) [countable, uncountable]  DFFa British sweet food made of jam that is rolled up inside pastry
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