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noodle

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noun noo·dle \ˈnü-dəl\

Definition of noodle

  1. 1 :  a stupid person :  simpleton

  2. 2 :  head, noggin

Origin and Etymology of noodle

perhaps alteration of noddle


First Known Use: 1720


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noodle

noun noo·dle

Definition of noodle

  1. 1 :  a food paste made usually with egg and shaped typically in ribbon form

  2. 2 :  a buoyant, flexible cylinder of polyethylene foam used as an aid in swimming or staying afloat in water <Grasp the pool noodle with hands about shoulder-width apart, then extend arms straight out in front of you on the water's surface … — Good Housekeeping>

Origin and Etymology of noodle

German Nudel


First Known Use: 1779


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noodle

verb noo·dle

Definition of noodle

noodled

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noodling

play \ˈnüd-liŋ, ˈnü-dəl-iŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to improvise on an instrument in an informal or desultory manner

Examples of noodle in a sentence

  1. He was just noodling around on the guitar.

  2. It's a thought I've been noodling around with for some time.

Origin and Etymology of noodle

imitative


First Known Use: circa 1937


NOODLE Defined for English Language Learners


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noodle

verb noo·dle

Definition of noodle for English Language Learners

  • : to play a musical instrument in an informal way without playing a particular piece of music

  • : to think about something in a way that is not very serious


NOODLE Defined for Kids

noodle

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noun noo·dle \ˈnü-dəl\

Definition of noodle for Students

  1. :  a thin often flat strip of fresh or dried dough (as of flour and egg) that is usually boiled



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