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English definition of “noddle”


noun [C]     /ˈnɒd.l̩/ US  /ˈnɑː.dl̩/ UK old-fashioned slang (US noodle)
the head of a person , or their ability to think : Did that hit you on the noddle? Use your noddle - clear the shelves before you paint the cupboard !The headMind and personalityScience of psychology and psychoanalysis
(Definition of noddle noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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