[ nod-l ]
/ ˈnɒd l /

noun Older Slang.

the head or brain.


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Origin of noddle

1375–1425; late Middle English nodel Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for noddle

British Dictionary definitions for noddle (1 of 2)

/ (ˈnɒdəl) /


informal, mainly British the head or brainsuse your noddle!

Word Origin for noddle

C15: origin obscure

British Dictionary definitions for noddle (2 of 2)

/ (ˈnɒdəl) /


informal, mainly British to nod (the head), as through drowsiness

Word Origin for noddle

C18: from nod
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