from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The puffin or sea-parrot. Also tommy-noddy, and tom-norry or tummy-norie. See cut under puffin.
  • noun A blockhead; a dolt; a dunce; a fool.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.), Prov.Eng. A sea bird, the puffin.
  • noun A fool; a dunce; a noddy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The puffin.
  • noun A fool or dunce.


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  • Enough of the tomnoddy nonsense with its runes and galactic join-the-dots nincompoopery.

    Astrologers angered by stars

  • I call it plumb equal to tellin 'you you're a reg'lar tomnoddy to say a fellar's uther' clever 'or' good. '

    The Brass Bound Box


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