One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Of a flexible object: moved or wound into a more or less cylindrical or spherical shape; turned in on itself; coiled, curled, or folded up.
2Of a sleeve or trouser leg: folded over on itself a number of times to as to be made shorter. Also of a garment: having an edge folded over in this way.
3Designating interest (on a mortgage or other loan) on which payment has been deferred, which is added to the overall debt due at a later date.
4Designating a dividend which has been reinvested to increase the capital value of the investor's holding.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in Joseph Moxon (1627–1691), printer and globe maker. From rolled + up, after to roll up.
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