Noddle Nod"dle, n. [OE. nodil, nodle; perh. fr. nod, because the head is the nodding part of the body, or perh. akin to E. knot; cf. Prov. E. nod the nape of the neck.] 1. The head; also, {noodle}; -- used jocosely or contemptuously.

Syn: noggin. [1913 Webster +PJC]

Come, master, I have a project in my noddle. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

2. The back part of the head or neck. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

For occasion . . . turneth a bald noddle, after she hath presented her locks in front, and no hold taken. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

(used ludicrously)

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