Noddy Definition

nŏdē
noddies
noun
A fool; simpleton.
Webster's New World
Any of a genus (Anous) of tropical terns with dark body feathers and pale gray crown.
Webster's New World

(dated) A small two-wheeled vehicle drawn by a single horse.

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An inverted pendulum consisting of a short vertical flat spring which supports a rod having a bob at the top; used for detecting and measuring slight horizontal vibrations of a body to which it is attached.

Wiktionary

(television) A cutaway scene of a television interviewer nodding, used to cover an editing gap in an interview.

Noddies are often filmed after the interview in question has finished.
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Other Word Forms of Noddy

Noun

Singular:
noddy
Plural:
noddies

Origin of Noddy

  • Probably a shortening of noddypoll, a now obsolete alteration of hoddypoll, "fumbling inept person".

    From Wiktionary

  • Perhaps from obsolete noddy foolish possibly from nod

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • nod +"Ž -y, coined by John Fiske in 1987.

    From Wiktionary

  • nod +"Ž -y?

    From Wiktionary

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