noodle

noun (1)
noo·​dle | \ ˈnü-dᵊl How to pronounce noodle (audio) \

Definition of noodle

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : a stupid person : simpleton
2 : head, noggin

noodle

noun (2)

Definition of noodle (Entry 2 of 3)

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

noodle

verb
noodled; noodling\ ˈnüd-​liŋ How to pronounce noodling (audio) , ˈnü-​dᵊl-​iŋ \

Definition of noodle (Entry 3 of 3)

intransitive verb

: to improvise on an instrument in an informal or desultory manner

Examples of noodle in a Sentence

Verb

He was just noodling around on the guitar. It's a thought I've been noodling around with for some time.

First Known Use of noodle

Noun (1)

1720, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1779, in the meaning defined above

Verb

circa 1937, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for noodle

Noun (1)

perhaps alteration of noddle

Noun (2)

German Nudel

Verb

imitative

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Dictionary Entries near noodle

noob

no object

noodge

noodle

noodledom

noodlehead

no offense

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noodle

verb

English Language Learners Definition of noodle

US, informal
: 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

noun
noo·​dle | \ ˈnü-dᵊl How to pronounce noodle (audio) \

Kids Definition of noodle

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

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