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Noun: noodle  noo-d(u)l
  1. A ribbonlike strip of pasta
  2. [informal] The upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains
    - head, caput [technical], bean [informal], bonce [Brit, informal], noggin [informal], dome [informal], nob [informal], napper [Brit, informal], skull [informal], nut [informal]
  3. [informal] A stupid incompetent person
    - dimwit [informal], nitwit [informal], half-wit [informal], doofus [N. Amer, informal], numpty [UK, informal], nelly [informal], donkey [informal], nellie [informal], dingleberry [US, informal], yo-yo [N. Amer, informal], dufus [N. Amer, informal], simp [N. Amer, informal]
Verb: noodle  noo-d(u)l
Usage: informal
  1. Casually improvise on a musical instrument

Derived forms: noodles, noodling, noodled

Type of: alimentary paste, external body part, human head, pasta, simple [archaic], simpleton

Part of: animal, animate being, beast, body, brute, creature, fauna, organic structure

Encyclopedia: Noodle, Texas