A fool; simpleton.
A dunce or fool; a simpleton.
Any of several terns of the genera Anous and Procelsterna, found in tropical waters and usually having dark brown or black plumage with a white or gray head.
Any of a genus (Anous) of tropical terns with dark body feathers and pale gray crown.
Origin of noddy
- Perhaps from obsolete noddy foolish possibly from nod
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Probably a shortening of noddypoll, a now obsolete alteration of hoddypoll, "fumbling inept person".
- nod +"Ž -y, coined by John Fiske in 1987.
- nod +"Ž -y?