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View synonyms for roll-on

roll-on

[ rohl-on, -awn ]

adjective

  1. packaged in a tubelike container one end of which is equipped with a rotating ball that dispenses and spreads the liquid content directly.


noun

  1. a roll-on preparation:

    spray deodorants and roll-ons.

roll on

verb

  1. used to express the wish that an eagerly anticipated event or date will come quickly

    roll on Saturday



adjective

  1. (of a deodorant, lip gloss, etc) dispensed by means of a revolving ball fitted into the neck of the container

noun

  1. a woman's foundation garment, made of elasticized material and having no fastenings
  2. a liquid cosmetic, esp a deodorant, packed in a container having an applicator consisting of a revolving ball

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Word History and Origins

Origin of roll-on1

First recorded in 1945–50; adj., noun use of verb phrase roll on

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