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jelly roll

  1. a thin, rectangular layer of sponge cake, spread with fruit jelly and rolled up.
  2. Slang: Vulgar.
    1. the vagina.
    2. sexual intercourse.
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Origin of jelly roll

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for jelly-roll

Historical Examples

  • I might make a jelly-roll, while I'm about it, for there's some of Marthy's own currant jelly that she sent me last fall.

    Hildegarde's Holiday

    Laura E. Richards

  • Spread with a thick cranberry conserve; roll as for jelly-roll, tucking the ends in securely.

  • Roll as for jelly-roll, place in well-greased and floured baking pan and bake in a moderate oven for thirty-five minutes.