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noodle

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noun noo·dle \ˈnü-dəl\

Definition of noodle

  1. 1 :  a stupid person :  simpleton

  2. 2 :  head, noggin



Origin of noodle

perhaps alteration of noddle


First Known Use: 1753

Rhymes with noodle


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noodle

noun noo·dle

Definition of noodle

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



Origin of noodle

German Nudel


First Known Use: 1779


3

noodle

verb noo·dle

Simple Definition of noodle

  • : 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

Full Definition of noodle

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

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  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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