noddy

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noun nod·dy \ˈnä-dē\

Definition of noddy

plural

noddies

  1. 1 :  a stupid person

  2. 2 :  any of several stout-bodied terns (especially genus Anous) of warm seas

Examples of noddy in a Sentence

  1. which one of you noddies put an empty milk carton back in the fridge?

Origin and Etymology of noddy

probably short for obsolete noddypoll, alteration of hoddypoll fumbling inept person


First Known Use: 1534



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