What does noodle mean?

Definitions for noodle
ˈnud lnoo·dle

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word noodle.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. noodlenoun

    a ribbonlike strip of pasta

  2. attic, bean, bonce, noodle, noggin, domenoun

    informal terms for a human head


  1. Noodlenoun

    The head; also, noddle; -- used jocosely or contemptuously; as, use your noodle.

    Etymology: [Cf. Noddle, Noddy.]


  1. noodlenoun

    A string or strip of pasta.

    She slurped a long noodle up out of her soup.

  2. noodlenoun

    A person with poor judgement; a fool.

  3. noodlenoun

    The brain, the head.

  4. noodlenoun

    A pool noodle.

  5. noodleverb

    To fish (usually for very large catfish) without any equipment other than the fisherman's own body

    Fred had several lacerations on his hands from noodling for flathead in the river.

  6. noodleverb

    To think or ponder.

  7. noodleverb

    To fiddle, play with, or mess around.

    If the machine is really broken, noodling with the knobs is not going to fix it.

  8. noodleverb

    To improvise music.

    He has been noodling with that trumpet all afternoon, and every bit of it sounds awful.

  9. noodleverb

    To fossick, especially for opals.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Noodlenoun

    a simpleton; a blockhead; a stupid person; a ninny

    Etymology: [G. nudel vermicelli.]

  2. Noodlenoun

    a thin strip of dough, made with eggs, rolled up, cut into small pieces, and used in soup

    Etymology: [G. nudel vermicelli.]


  1. Noodle

    The noodle is a type of staple food made from some type of unleavened dough which is rolled flat and cut into one of a variety of shapes. While long, thin strips may be the most common, many varieties of noodles are cut into waves, helices, tubes, strings, or shells, or folded over, or cut into other shapes. Noodles are usually cooked in boiling water, sometimes with cooking oil or salt added. They are often pan-fried or deep-fried. Noodles are often served with an accompanying sauce or in a soup. Noodles can be refrigerated for short-term storage, or dried and stored for future use. In English usage, the word "noodle" is an inclusive term that denotes texture and culinary use, and to a lesser extent, shape, as many people may associate it with the more common string varieties, such as spaghetti or ramen. The material composition or geocultural origin must be specified when discussing noodles. The word derives from the German word Nudel.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Noodle

    nōōd′l, n. a simpleton: a blockhead.—n. Nood′ledom. [Noddy.]

  2. Noodle

    nōōd′l, n. dried dough of wheat-flour and eggs, used in soup or as a baked dish.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of noodle in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of noodle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of noodle in a Sentence

  1. Janet Helm:

    Turn it into a noodle, turn it into a chip, turn it into a fry, there are so many other ways to make them besides steamed and mashed. And all of these are just fantastic roasted in the oven; nothing can go wrong with a little extra virgin olive oil and sea salt.

  2. Anna Ready:

    They changed the underlying definition of staple foods to exclude foods that have multiple ingredients so that a mixed fruit cup or can of chicken noodle soup could no longer be counted towards a retailer’s stocking requirements, this is extremely onerous for small format retailers with limited storage space and it would be very costly to change supply and delivery, or even remodel a store, to comply with this.

  3. The Reddit user:

    I work 60-100 hours a week, so if anyone needs time off, its me, she wrote. Last year, however, the woman claimed the two asked her to babysit on the day of her own important work retreat. Everyone is expected to go [on the retreat], and its frowned upon if you miss it. They wanted to go on a date. I said no, I have an important work event. They continued to nag me about how they havent gone on a date for so long, she wrote. The night before her work event, they called in a panic and said their friend Mike from the next city over had been in a car accident, and I needed to babysit nephew for a few hours. The Reddit user said shereluctantly agreed, but under the condition that they be back by 7 a.m. the next day so she could leave for the retreat.But her brother and sister-in-law did not return for two days, and did not answer any of her phone calls or texts. I had to cancel on my superiors morning of, which looked awful, she wrote. DAD IN TROUBLE WITH WIFE AND DAUGHTER AFTER BUYING MCDONALDS FOR HIMSELF, AND ONLY HIMSELF Her brother had an excuse when they returned, claiming Mikes life was in danger and they were too busy helping his girlfriend. And then, for weeks afterward, the Reddit user said her brother and sister-in-law asked her to babysit many more times, each time saying they werevisitingMike to help him with his recovery. Two months later, however, the woman claims that her company, and the company that Mikes girlfriend works for,had a meeting, and that she ran into the two of them. Mike had never been in an accident, and although [my brother and sister-in-law] had gone to visit them recently, it was for drinks and bowling, not bringing them chicken noodle soup in the hospital, she wrote. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER After confronting her brother and sister-in-law, the woman said they admitted to lying so they could go on date nights. They claimed I gave them no choice since I would never help them out when they needed time together because parenting was so stressful and difficult.

  4. Janet Helm:

    Just noodle it, i'm absolutely in love with the spiralizer. You can make pasta out of any of these veggies.

  5. Chuck Schumer:

    The proposed solution is like a wet noodle.

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