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noddle 1

Pronunciation: /ˈnɒd(ə)l/

noun

informal, dated
A person’s head.
Example sentences
  • Years later Whitman dismissed Harlan gently: ‘He was only a fool: there was only a dim light in his noddle.’
  • And why doesn't it use its noddle and insist on fewer and simpler pricing mechanisms rather than behave like the gullible teenager all the time?
  • Surely he won't be able to talk his way out of it because all the evidence needed to prosecute is on film, if the police use their noddle.

Origin

Late Middle English (denoting the back of the head): of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with noddle

coddle, doddle, model, swaddle, toddle, twaddle, waddle

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noddle 2

Pronunciation: /ˈnɒd(ə)l/

verb

[with object] archaic, informal
Nod or wag (one’s head).
Example sentences
  • ‘Yeah I had fun too,’ Chad replied, noddling his head grinning from ear to ear.
  • Since I'm slightly ahead of you in the game with a 5 week old and a 21 month old, I having been noddling my head vigorously throughout this post.
  • He smiled and said maybe as he noddled his head.

Origin

Mid 18th century: frequentative of the verb nod.

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