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noddy

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noun nod·dy \ˈnä-dē\

Definition of noddy

plural noddies

  1. 1 :  a stupid person

  2. 2 :  any of several stout-bodied terns (especially genus Anous) of warm seas



Examples of noddy

  1. <which one of you noddies put an empty milk carton back in the fridge?>



Origin of noddy

probably short for obsolete noddypoll, alteration of hoddypoll fumbling inept person


First Known Use: circa 1530

Rhymes with noddy


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