noodle


1noo·dle

noun \ˈnü-dəl\

Definition of NOODLE

1
:  a stupid person :  simpleton
2
:  head, noggin

Origin of NOODLE

perhaps alteration of noddle
First Known Use: 1753

Rhymes with NOODLE

2noodle

noun

Definition of NOODLE

:  a food paste made usually with egg and shaped typically in ribbon form

Origin of NOODLE

German Nudel
First Known Use: 1779

Rhymes with NOODLE

3noodle

verb

: to play a musical instrument in an informal way without playing a particular piece of music

: to think about something in a way that is not very serious

noo·dlednoo·dling \ˈnüd-liŋ, ˈnü-dəl-iŋ\

Full Definition of NOODLE

intransitive verb
:  to improvise on an instrument in an informal or desultory manner

Examples of NOODLE

  1. He was just noodling around on the guitar.
  2. It's a thought I've been noodling around with for some time.

Origin of NOODLE

imitative
First Known Use: circa 1937

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