niddy noddy

nid·​dy nod·​dy | \ ¦nidē¦nädē \

Definition of niddy noddy

: a hand reel for yarn

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History and Etymology for niddy noddy

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 21 Oct. 2021.

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