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noun Older Slang.
  1. the head or brain.
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Origin of noddle

1375–1425; late Middle English nodel
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Examples from the Web for noddle

Historical Examples

  • I remember him because it took some explainin' to get the bet through his noddle.


    W. A. Fraser

  • Don't you see that I may have become a rather desirable match for a noddle?

    Little Dorrit

    Charles Dickens

  • And now the sun declines between the Noddle Fell and Bleaberry.

  • Bless your noddle, there's plenty on 'em, ef a man knows beans.

  • You've had considerable of a hurt though, along side of your noddle.

British Dictionary definitions for noddle


  1. informal, mainly British the head or brainsuse your noddle!
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Word Origin

C15: origin obscure


  1. informal, mainly British to nod (the head), as through drowsiness
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Word Origin

C18: from nod
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