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noo·dle 1

 (no͞od′l)
n.
A narrow, ribbonlike strip of dough, usually made of flour, eggs, and water.

[German Nudel, perhaps alteration of Knödel, dumpling (from late Middle High German) or perhaps from Ladin (dialect of the Dolomite Alps) menùdli, small square soup noodle (from Latin minūtulus, very small, diminutive of minūtus, small; see minute1).]

noo·dle 2

 (no͞od′l)
n. Slang
1. The human head.
2. A weak, foolish, or stupid person.

[Probably alteration of noddle.]

noo·dle 3

 (no͞od′l)
intr.v. noo·dled, noo·dling, noo·dles Slang
To improvise music on an instrument in an idle, haphazard fashion.

[Imitative.]

noo·dle 4

 (no͞od′l)
intr.v. noo·dled, noo·dling, noo·dles
To catch or try to catch a fish, usually a catfish, by hand, characteristically by allowing the fish to bite one's hand or placing one's hand in the fish's mouth, and then grabbing the fish by the mouth or through the gills.

[Origin unknown.]

noo′dler n.

noodle

(ˈnuːdəl)
n
(Cookery) (often plural) a ribbon-like strip of pasta: noodles are often served in soup or with a sauce
[C18: from German Nudel, origin obscure]

noodle

(ˈnuːdəl)
n
1. US and Canadian a slang word for head1
2. a simpleton
[C18: perhaps a blend of noddle1 and noodle1]

noodle

(ˈnuːdəl)
vb
(intr) slang to improvise aimlessly on a musical instrument

noo•dle1

(ˈnud l)

n.
a dried strip of egg dough that is boiled and served as a side dish or in soups, casseroles, etc.
[1770–80; < German Nudel, of obscure orig.]

noo•dle2

(ˈnud l)

n.
1. Slang. the head.
2. a fool or simpleton.
[1745–55; obscurely akin to noddle]

noo•dle3

(ˈnud l)

v.i. -dled, -dling.
1. to improvise on a musical instrument in an idle or casual manner.
2. to improvise, experiment, or think creatively.
[1935–40, Amer.; orig. uncertain]

noodle


Past participle: noodled
Gerund: noodling

Imperative
noodle
noodle
Present
I noodle
you noodle
he/she/it noodles
we noodle
you noodle
they noodle
Preterite
I noodled
you noodled
he/she/it noodled
we noodled
you noodled
they noodled
Present Continuous
I am noodling
you are noodling
he/she/it is noodling
we are noodling
you are noodling
they are noodling
Present Perfect
I have noodled
you have noodled
he/she/it has noodled
we have noodled
you have noodled
they have noodled
Past Continuous
I was noodling
you were noodling
he/she/it was noodling
we were noodling
you were noodling
they were noodling
Past Perfect
I had noodled
you had noodled
he/she/it had noodled
we had noodled
you had noodled
they had noodled
Future
I will noodle
you will noodle
he/she/it will noodle
we will noodle
you will noodle
they will noodle
Future Perfect
I will have noodled
you will have noodled
he/she/it will have noodled
we will have noodled
you will have noodled
they will have noodled
Future Continuous
I will be noodling
you will be noodling
he/she/it will be noodling
we will be noodling
you will be noodling
they will be noodling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been noodling
you have been noodling
he/she/it has been noodling
we have been noodling
you have been noodling
they have been noodling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been noodling
you will have been noodling
he/she/it will have been noodling
we will have been noodling
you will have been noodling
they will have been noodling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been noodling
you had been noodling
he/she/it had been noodling
we had been noodling
you had been noodling
they had been noodling
Conditional
I would noodle
you would noodle
he/she/it would noodle
we would noodle
you would noodle
they would noodle
Past Conditional
I would have noodled
you would have noodled
he/she/it would have noodled
we would have noodled
you would have noodled
they would have noodled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.noodle - a ribbonlike strip of pastanoodle - a ribbonlike strip of pasta    
alimentary paste, pasta - shaped and dried dough made from flour and water and sometimes egg
egg noodle - narrow strip of pasta dough made with eggs
2.noodle - informal terms for a human headnoodle - informal terms for a human head  
human head - the head of a human being

noodle

noun
Slang. The uppermost part of the body:
Slang: bean, block, conk, dome, noggin, nut.
Translations
عَجينَه من الدَّقيق والبَيْض
nudle
nudel
nudelo
nuudeli
אטריה
nudlimetélt
núîla
ヌードル
국수
lakštiniai
nūdeles
rezanecslíž
rezanec
резанац
nudel

noodle

1 [ˈnuːdl] N
1. (= head) → cabeza f
2. (= fool) → bobo/a m/f

noodle

2 [ˈnuːdl]
A. NPL noodlesfideos mpl, tallarines mpl
B. CPD noodle soup Nsopa f de fideos

noodle

n
(Cook) → Nudel f
(dated inf, = fool) → Dummerjan m (dated inf)
(US inf: = head) → Birne f (inf); use your noodlestreng deinen Grips an (inf)

noodle

(ˈnuːdl) noun
a strip of paste usually made with water, flour and egg. fried noodles.

noodle

n. fideo, tallarín; pasta.
References in classic literature ?
The fun of it is that they think me a noodle, and say so--at least Mr.
If a governor comes out of his government rich, they say he has been a thief; and if he comes out poor, that he has been a noodle and a blockhead.
You talk like a noodle, my friend," said Caderousse; "and here is Danglars, who is a wide-awake, clever, deep fellow, who will prove to you that you are wrong.
Hunsden," muttered I with a bow, and then, like a shy noodle as I was, I began moving away--and why?
Does that old noodle think I'm going to stay stived up here much longer?
Muff, Ministre Anglican, and borrowing money of him, and of her coaxing and flirting with Milor Noodle, son of Sir Noodle, pupil of the Rev.
To even the little manliness his classical prototypes possessed, though, he can lay no claim whatever, being a listless effeminate noodle, on the shady side of forty.
So we parted; I riding all the way to London with the farewell touch of Dora's hand still light on mine, recalling every incident and word ten thousand times; lying down in my own bed at last, as enraptured a young noodle as ever was carried out of his five wits by love.
After all, their faces said, were they not noodles to want to go?
she insisted as the older woman seconded rather impersonally her son's urgent invitation to chicken and noodles.
There are a certain number of riverside roughs who make quite an income, during the summer, by slouching about the banks and blackmailing weak-minded noodles in this way.
He would do a great deal for noodles, being sorry for them, and feeling quite sure that they could have no power over him: he had thought of joining the Saint Simonians when he was in Paris, in order to turn them against some of their own doctrines.