verb (used with or without object), noodged, noodg·ing, noun
or noodge, nudzh
verb (used with object), nudged, nudg·ing.
verb (used without object), nudged, nudg·ing.
Origin of nudge2
Examples from the Web for noodge
Contemporary Examples of noodge
In those early days, Palin was touted as a bona fide corruption fighter—a noodge even to the GOP.Sarah Palin: Day One
Samuel P. Jacobs
August 28, 2009
Word Origin for nudge
"a slight push," 1836, from nudge (v.).
"to push slightly with the elbow," 1670s, perhaps from Scandinavian (cf. Norwegian nugge, nyggje "to jostle, rub;" Icelandic nugga "to rub, massage"). Related: Nudged; nudging.
"complainer, nagger," 1960s, from Yiddish, from Slavic words meaning "fret, ache," realted to the root of nudnik (q.v.).