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  • (n): a very foolish or half-witted person, perhaps named after the fearless if not unsuspecting marine birds called "noddies" that are so abjectly tame so that anyone could approach and despatch with ease.

    January 20, 2009

  • I wouldn't say they're "tame" per se--just unwary and unmindful of humans.

    Incidentally, the genus for this species, Anous, is Greek for "unmindful." :-)

    January 20, 2009

  • I object to "abjectly."

    January 20, 2009