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[Middle English noddel, back of the head, perhaps from Latin nōdulus, lump, knob; see nodule.]
informal chiefly Brit the head or brains: use your noddle!.
[C15: origin obscure]
informal chiefly Brit to nod (the head), as through drowsiness
[C18: from nod]
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the head or brain.
[1375–1425; late Middle English nodel the back of the head; of obscure orig.]
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Past participle: noddled
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|Noun||1.||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
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