any of several dark-bodied terns of the genera Anous and Micranous found about the coasts and islands in warm seas of both the New and Old Worlds, often so tame as to seem stupid.
a fool or simpleton; noodle.
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How to use noddy in a sentence
One summer evening in 2020, a female Seychelles giant tortoise cornered a noddy tern chick.A giant tortoise is caught hunting and eating a baby bird | Jonathan Lambert | September 29, 2021 | Science News For Students
Niddy-noddy means the old-fashioned hand-reel used in the days when there were no machines.Blue Robin, the Girl Pioneer | Rena I. Halsey
Andy fell on a slippery patch of dried grass, and noddy was almost upon him when Jerry ran up.
It was all taken apart and boxed up, and noddy threatened to sue the railroad if one piece of his machine was lost or damaged.
They did not attempt to strike him, and noddy knew better than to run the risk of hostilities by delivering any blows.
Well, theyll make fun of me—theyre enemies of mine, and I dont want em here, whined noddy.
British Dictionary definitions for noddy (1 of 3)
any of several tropical terns of the genus Anous, esp A. stolidus (common noddy), typically having a dark plumage
a fool or dunce
British Dictionary definitions for noddy (2 of 3)
(usually plural) television film footage of an interviewer's reactions to comments made by an interviewee, used in editing the interview after it has been recorded
British Dictionary definitions for noddy (3 of 3)
informal very easy to use or understand; simplistic
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