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ROLY-POLY

 Dictionary entry overview: What does roly-poly mean? 

ROLY-POLY (noun)
  The noun ROLY-POLY has 2 senses:

1. a rotund individual
2. pudding made of suet pastry spread with jam or fruit and rolled up and baked or steamed

  Familiarity information: ROLY-POLY used as a noun is rare.


ROLY-POLY (adjective)
  The adjective ROLY-POLY has 1 sense:

1. short and plump

  Familiarity information: ROLY-POLY used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ROLY-POLY (noun)


Sense 1roly-poly [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A rotund individual

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

roly-poly; fatty; fatso; fat person; butterball

Hypernyms ("roly-poly" is a kind of...):

large person (a person of greater than average size)


Sense 2roly-poly [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

roly-poly pudding; roly-poly

Hypernyms ("roly-poly" is a kind of...):

pudding (any of various soft sweet desserts thickened usually with flour and baked or boiled or steamed)

Domain region:

Britain; GB; Great Britain; U.K.; UK; United Kingdom; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland)


ROLY-POLY (adjective)


Sense 1roly-poly [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Short and plump

Synonyms:

podgy; pudgy; roly-poly; tubby; dumpy

Similar:

fat (having much flesh (especially fat))


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