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noddle

[ nod-l ]
/ ˈnɒd l /
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noun Older Slang.

the head or brain.

RELATED WORDS

coconut, mug, pate, dome, cup, belfry, upstairs, skull, attic, crown, cranium, brain, noggin, scalp, poll, thinker

Nearby words

nodding donkey, nodding lilac, nodding pogonia, nodding spasm, nodding trillium, noddle, noddy, node, node house, node of cloquet, node of ranvier

Origin of noddle

1375–1425; late Middle English nodel
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British Dictionary definitions for noddle (1 of 2)

noddle

1
/ (ˈnɒdəl) /

noun

informal, mainly British the head or brainsuse your noddle!

Word Origin for noddle

C15: origin obscure

British Dictionary definitions for noddle (2 of 2)

noddle

2
/ (ˈnɒdəl) /

verb

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

Word Origin for noddle

C18: from nod
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