noddle

noddle

[nod-l]
noun Older Slang.
the head or brain.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English nodel

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noddle1 (ˈnɒdəl)
 
n
informal chiefly (Brit) the head or brains: use your noddle!
 
[C15: origin obscure]

noddle2 (ˈnɒdəl)
 
vb
informal chiefly (Brit) to nod (the head), as through drowsiness
 
[C18: from nod]

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