niddy noddy


nid·​dy nod·​dy
: a hand reel for yarn

Word History


perhaps from obsolete niddy-noddy to nod to and fro unsteadily, by reduplication & alteration of nod entry 1

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“Niddy noddy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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