rolly polly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps alteration of roly poly; or from roll +‎ -y + poll +‎ -y.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌɹoʊli ˈpoʊli/

Noun[edit]

rolly polly (plural rolly pollies)

  1. A woodlouse.
  2. (childish) A forward roll or a backwards roll.

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