noodle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n noodle informal terms for a human head
    • n noodle a ribbonlike strip of pasta
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: By federal law, for a noodle to actually be a noodle it must have 5.5 percent egg solids in it, otherwise it cannot be called a noodle
    • Noodle A simpleton; a blockhead; a stupid person; a ninny. "The chuckling grin of noodles ."
    • n Noodle A thin strip of dough, made with eggs, rolled up, cut into small pieces, and used in soup.
    • Noodle The head; also, noddle; -- used jocosely or contemptuously; as, use your noodle .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Fortune cookies were invented in 1916 by George Jung, a Los Angeles noodle maker.
    • n noodle A simpleton.
    • n noodle Dough formed into long and thin narrow strips, or, sometimes, into other shapes, dried, and used in soup.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: If one pound of spaghetti was layed out in one noodle it would be 300 feet long.
    • n Noodle nōōd′l a simpleton: a blockhead
    • n Noodle nōōd′l dried dough of wheat-flour and eggs, used in soup or as a baked dish.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Noddle Noddy

Usage

In literature:

What young noodles you are!
"Burr Junior" by G. Manville Fenn
Pair of young noodles; what did they want in the boats?
"Blue Jackets" by George Manville Fenn
Oh, what a thick-headed noodle I am not to have thought of it before!
"First in the Field" by George Manville Fenn
You jolly old Tom Noodle!
"Glyn Severn's Schooldays" by George Manville Fenn
It's all right, Miss Linton; and it's better to be a brick of a boy than a weak, puling noodle of a man, isn't it?
"Middy and Ensign" by G. Manville Fenn
He had a fancy to lunch at a little place on Thirty-third Street, where they served a soup with noodles that was in itself a hearty meal.
"Mistress Anne" by Temple Bailey
Philippina was cooking potato noodles in lard; they smelt good.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
He's a white man, but I can't git it out of my noodle that he ain't a' Injun.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
And at proper times sundry notes from the Queen are bestowed upon the enraptured noodle.
"The Humbugs of the World" by P. T. Barnum
You see, Eisenfeldt told me he had a client ready to pay eighty thousand for the rug, and that put the whole idea into my noodle.
"The Pagan Madonna" by Harold MacGrath
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In poetry:

But, like all noodles, he is vain;
And when his tongue is wagging,
I feel inclined to copy Cain,
And "drop" him for his bragging.
"Billy Vickers" by Henry Kendall
'Twas Nickey Noodle, a simpleton,
Who raised the cry, "A witch, a witch!"
Then she was summoned to the court,
Amused, or grieved, she scarce knew which.
"Goody Two-Shoes" by Clara Doty Bates
And Western was there, head and tail in the air,
And Pondon was there, too — what noodle
Could so name a horse? I should feel some remorse
If I gave such a name to a poodle.
"Hippodromania; Or, Whiffs From The Pipe" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
She got a strange whim in her golden-haired noodle
That a driver's high seat was a kind of a throne,
I've taken her up there before she could toddle,
And she'd talk to the nags in a tongue of her own.
"How Polly Paid For Her Keep" by Barcroft Henry Boake

In news:

After straining the noodles, add to a bowl of ice cold water to stop further cooking.
Penang's noodle dish rouses the appetite.
Chairman of publicly traded holding company First Pacific, known for its stake in Indofood, world's biggest seller of instant noodles.
The Week's Best Robot Videos: Chopping Noodles for a Chinese Restaurant.
J's Noodles & New Thai vs J's Noodle Star Thai.
The first time I drove past J's Noodles & New Thai Restaurant on South Parker Road I did a double take.
Shiitake & Noodle Hot & Sour Soup.
Serve these meltingly tender short ribs in their flavorful sauce over soft polenta, rice, or egg noodles.
Mix & Match Wok-Fried Noodles Photo: John Storey, Special To The Chronicle / SF.
In the process, Chatree "Charles" Kiatrungrit turned the original sushi spot into a noodle joint.
They seem best suited to college dorm rooms, along with Simpsons VHS tapes and a Costco-sized box of ramen noodles.
Cook spaghetti noodles and frozen meatballs according to directions on packages.
Like Ramen Noodle the poodle.
The brainchild of St Paul noodle shop Tanpopo, these little boxes can be delivered all across the metro, bringing spice to your life.
Noodle Tensile Fixture for Texture Analyzer.
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In science:

The network is not “noodle like” requires pc bounded away from 1.
Passive network tomography for erroneous networks: A network coding approach
As we approach the neolithic, the first plant to lay down its life for a noodle was millet (Anonymous 2006m).
Astrophysics in 2006
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