nod·​dle | \ ˈnä-dᵊl How to pronounce noddle (audio) \

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Examples of noddle in a Sentence

tapped his noddle to indicate he was thinking
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First Known Use of noddle

1572, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for noddle

Middle English nodle back of the head or neck

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The first known use of noddle was in 1572

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11 Jan 2020

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“Noddle.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 25 January 2020.

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dull or mediocre

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