from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A narrow, ribbonlike strip of dried dough, usually made of flour, eggs, and water.
- n. Slang The human head.
- n. Slang A weak, foolish, or stupid person.
- intransitive v. Slang To improvise music on an instrument in an idle, haphazard fashion.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A string or strip of pasta.
- n. A person with poor judgement; a fool.
- n. The brain, the head.
- n. A pool noodle.
- v. To fish (usually for very large catfish) without any equipment other than the fisherman's own body
- v. To think or ponder.
- v. To fiddle, play with, or mess around.
- v. To improvise music.
- v. To fossick, especially for opals.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A simpleton; a blockhead; a stupid person; a ninny.
- n. The head; also, noddle; -- used jocosely or contemptuously.
- n. A thin strip of dough, made with eggs, rolled up, cut into small pieces, and used in soup.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A simpleton.
- n. Dough formed into long and thin narrow strips, or, sometimes, into other shapes, dried, and used in soup.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a ribbonlike strip of pasta
- n. informal terms for a human head
Probably alteration of noddle.
Imitative.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
The sense "string of pasta" is from the German word Nudel; cognate to the Dutch noedel, Swedish nudel (the Flemish word noedel is also from German); of uncertain origin. The senses "fool" and "brain, head" are probably unrelated. (Wiktionary)