roly-poly

Someone who's roly-poly is small and round. Your fat little Corgi puppy is extra adorable because she's so roly-poly.

A chubby baby, with dimpled elbows and fat little legs, could be described as roly-poly. When you use this word as a noun for a plump person, it's especially derogatory, but the baby bears at the zoo won't mind being called roly-polies. When someone talks about a roly-poly bug, they mean a pill millipede or a woodlouse, a small insect that can protectively roll itself into a ball.

Primary Meanings of roly-poly

1.
adjn
short and plump
a rotund individual
2.
n
pudding made of suet pastry spread with jam or fruit and rolled up and baked or steamed
Full Definitions of roly-poly
1

adj short and plump

Synonyms:
dumpy, podgy, pudgy, tubby
fat
having an (over)abundance of flesh

n a rotund individual

Synonyms:
butterball, fat person, fatso, fatty
Antonyms:
scrag, skin and bones, thin person
a person who is unusually thin and scrawny
Type of:
large person
a person of greater than average size
2

n pudding made of suet pastry spread with jam or fruit and rolled up and baked or steamed

Synonyms:
roly-poly pudding
Type of:
pudding
any of various soft sweet desserts thickened usually with flour and baked or boiled or steamed

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