verb (used without object), noo·dled, noo·dling.
- to play; toy: to noodle with numbers as a hobby.
- to improvise, experiment, or think creatively: The writers noodled for a week and came up with a better idea for the ad campaign.
verb (used with object), noo·dled, noo·dling.
- to manipulate or tamper with: She denied that she had noodled the statistics to get a favorable result.
- to make or devise freely as an exercise or experiment (sometimes followed by up): The architects noodled up a model of a solar house.
Origin of noodle3
Examples from the Web for noodling
In 1998, Joel Thomas Zimmerman was 16 years old, noodling around with vintage DOS music software like Impulse Tracker.
Scott Brusaw had been noodling with the idea since he was a kid.
“Uh, I'm not going to be doing a lot of noodling,” Romney said.
I enjoy fly-fishing, but noodling, I'm afraid, I'll leave to Paul.
But doing some noodling around on my own suggests that you have to go back to 1968 to find such a result.Michael Tomasky on Mitt Romney, the Unlikable Presidential Candidate|Michael Tomasky|May 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Noodling geese is a method of hand feeding which has for its purpose the production of the best fattened geese.
Young ganders and any old ganders or geese which are to be marketed are used for noodling.