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nod·dle

 (nŏd′l)
n.
The head.

[Middle English noddel, back of the head, perhaps from Latin nōdulus, lump, knob; see nodule.]

noddle

(ˈnɒdəl)
n
informal chiefly Brit the head or brains: use your noddle!.
[C15: origin obscure]

noddle

(ˈnɒdəl)
vb
informal chiefly Brit to nod (the head), as through drowsiness
[C18: from nod]

nod•dle

(ˈnɒd l)

n. Informal.
the head or brain.
[1375–1425; late Middle English nodel the back of the head; of obscure orig.]

noddle


Past participle: noddled
Gerund: noddling

Imperative
noddle
noddle
Present
I noddle
you noddle
he/she/it noddles
we noddle
you noddle
they noddle
Preterite
I noddled
you noddled
he/she/it noddled
we noddled
you noddled
they noddled
Present Continuous
I am noddling
you are noddling
he/she/it is noddling
we are noddling
you are noddling
they are noddling
Present Perfect
I have noddled
you have noddled
he/she/it has noddled
we have noddled
you have noddled
they have noddled
Past Continuous
I was noddling
you were noddling
he/she/it was noddling
we were noddling
you were noddling
they were noddling
Past Perfect
I had noddled
you had noddled
he/she/it had noddled
we had noddled
you had noddled
they had noddled
Future
I will noddle
you will noddle
he/she/it will noddle
we will noddle
you will noddle
they will noddle
Future Perfect
I will have noddled
you will have noddled
he/she/it will have noddled
we will have noddled
you will have noddled
they will have noddled
Future Continuous
I will be noddling
you will be noddling
he/she/it will be noddling
we will be noddling
you will be noddling
they will be noddling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been noddling
you have been noddling
he/she/it has been noddling
we have been noddling
you have been noddling
they have been noddling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been noddling
you will have been noddling
he/she/it will have been noddling
we will have been noddling
you will have been noddling
they will have been noddling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been noddling
you had been noddling
he/she/it had been noddling
we had been noddling
you had been noddling
they had been noddling
Conditional
I would noddle
you would noddle
he/she/it would noddle
we would noddle
you would noddle
they would noddle
Past Conditional
I would have noddled
you would have noddled
he/she/it would have noddled
we would have noddled
you would have noddled
they would have noddled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.noddle - an informal British expression for head or mind; "use your noddle"
mind, psyche, nous, brain, head - that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason; "his mind wandered"; "I couldn't get his words out of my head"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom

noddle

noun
The uppermost part of the body:
Translations

noddle

[ˈnɒdl] Nmollera f, coco m

noddle

n (Brit inf: = head) → Dez m (inf), → Schädel m (inf)

noddle

[ˈnɒdl] n (old) (fam) → zucca (testa)
use your noddle! → usa il cervello!
References in classic literature ?
If I understand any noddle in the world, I understand yours.
Well, I have no objection to your contemplating Hetty in an artistic light, but I must not have you feeding her vanity and filling her little noddle with the notion that she's a great beauty, attractive to fine gentlemen, or you will spoil her for a poor man's wife--honest Craig's, for example, whom I have seen bestowing soft glances on her.
For occasion (as it is in the common verse) turneth a bald noddle, after she hath presented her locks in front, and no hold taken; or at least turneth the handle of the bottle, first to be received, and after the belly, which is hard to clasp.
Good Quince was an honest fellow, but his wits were somewhat of the heavy sort, like unbaked dough, so that the only thing that was in his mind was, "Three shillings sixpence ha'penny for thy shoon, good Quince--three shillings sixpence ha'penny for thy shoon," and this traveled round and round inside of his head, without another thought getting into his noddle, as a pea rolls round and round inside an empty quart pot.
Then his noddle goes pinwheeling and he's a blighted fool, and he'd snore in a gale and suffer for sleep in a dead calm.
         Who began to lift his noddle.
To a friend he writes, "As for the house and the poem, there are twelve masons hammering at the one, and one poor noddle at the other--so they are both in progress.
There's something in that,' replied Miss Wren; 'you have a sort of an idea in your noddle sometimes.
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