noddle

noun

nod·​dle ˈnä-dᵊl How to pronounce noddle (audio)
: head, pate

Examples of noddle in a Sentence

tapped his noddle to indicate he was thinking
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Word History

Etymology

Middle English nodle back of the head or neck

First Known Use

1572, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of noddle was in 1572

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“Noddle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/noddle. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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noddle

noun
nod·​dle ˈnäd-ᵊl How to pronounce noddle (audio)

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