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roly-poly (adj.)

"short and stout," 1820, probably a varied reduplication of roll (v.). As a noun, it was used as the name of various bowling ball games from 1713, and it was used as early as 1610s in the sense of "rascal." As an appellation of a short, stout person, by 1836.

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Definitions of roly-poly from WordNet
1
roly-poly (n.)
a rotund individual;
Synonyms: fatso / fatty / fat person / butterball
roly-poly (n.)
pudding made of suet pastry spread with jam or fruit and rolled up and baked or steamed;
Synonyms: roly-poly pudding
2
roly-poly (adj.)
short and plump;
Synonyms: dumpy / podgy / pudgy / tubby
From wordnet.princeton.edu