American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A narrow, ribbonlike strip of dried dough, usually made of flour, eggs, and water.
- n. Slang The human head.
- n. Slang A weak, foolish, or stupid person.
- v. Slang To improvise music on an instrument in an idle, haphazard fashion.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A simpleton.
- n. Dough formed into long and thin narrow strips, or, sometimes, into other shapes, dried, and used in soup.
- n. usually in plural A string or strip of pasta.
- n. colloquial A person with poor judgement; a fool.
- n. colloquial The brain, the head.
- n. colloquial A pool noodle.
- v. fishing To fish (usually for very large catfish) without any equipment other than the fisherman's own body
- v. To think or ponder.
- v. To fiddle, play with, or mess around.
- v. To improvise music.
- v. Australia To fossick, especially for opals.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Low A simpleton; a blockhead; a stupid person; a ninny.
- n. The head; also,
noddle; -- used jocosely or contemptuously.
- n. A thin strip of dough, made with eggs, rolled up, cut into small pieces, and used in soup.
- n. a ribbonlike strip of pasta
- n. informal terms for a human head
- The sense "string of pasta" is from the German word Nudel; cognate to the Dutch noedel, Swedish nudel (the Flemish word noedel is also from German); of uncertain origin. The senses "fool" and "brain, head" are probably unrelated. (Wiktionary)
- German Nudel.Probably alteration of noddle.Imitative. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“And secondly, that one dude looks like his noodle is showing.”
“On the surface The Eye of Jade is a classic detective fiction with lots of underworld contacts and hushed conversations in noodle bars, but underneath, Liang, who fled China after her involvement in the student protests in Tiananmen Square, is doing something much more than an examination of China old and new.”
“What really cooks my noodle is has it always been all screwed up, or is this a new thing?”
“It also had those crispy thin Japanese noodle things - you know, the ones that are used as toppings sometimes.”
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“i think good ole jimmy's noodle is a little too soft for making assertions about racism ....”
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“What really cooks my noodle are the few- VERY FEW- bureaucrats who do know the rules and why they're there.”
“Although Iran has not been a heavy consumer of noodles, it has an ancient history of noodle-making; indeed, there has been speculation that the Chinese learned the idea of noodle-making from the same Persian merchants who introduced the flour mill to them during the Han dynasty 206 BC-AD 220.”
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