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Answer for the clue "Simpleton", 5 letters:
noddy

Alternative clues for the word noddy

Dolt or tern

Word definitions for noddy in dictionaries

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Noddy \Nod"dy\, n.; pl. Noddies . [Prob. fr. nod to incline the head, either as in assent, or from drowsiness.] A simpleton; a fool. --L'Estrange. Syn: tomnoddy. (Zo["o]l.) Any tern of the genus Anous , as Anous stolidus . The arctic fulmar ( Fulmarus...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
Etymology 1 n. A stupid or silly person. Etymology 2 n. 1 Any of several stout-bodied, gregarious terns of the genus ''Anous'' and ''Procelsterna'', found in tropical seas. 2 (context dated English) A small two-wheeled vehicle drawn by a single horse. 3...

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Noddy is a fictional character created by English children's author Enid Blyton , originally published between 1949 and 1963. Television shows based on the character have run on British television since 1955 and continue to appear to this day.

Usage examples of noddy.

He made the boat ready at daybreak, and certain gannets, pintadoes, boobies, and noddies, and divers with eyes in their heads like fiery jewels--birds whose greedy maws he had often gratified--chose to fancy he must be going a-fishing, and were on the alert, and rather troublesome.

He acknowledged a conspiratorial wink from Noddy Gallagher as he swaggered, with Muriel on his arm, from the hall.

Scan, Noddy, Jim Gallagher and Mo Binchy strolled into the ice-cream shop which was empty apart from the owner behind the counter.

Kathleen declared, coming m into the kitchen followed by Noddy Gallagher.

They incurred the enmity of Noddy Nixon, a town bully, and his crony, Bill Berry.

At the same moment, Noddy, the long-time enemy of the motor boys, saw them.

As the boys left the office of the hotel, they saw several men reading the notice Noddy had tacked up.

As Noddy had stipulated there must be four passengers in each car it would necessitate the motor boys getting some one else to ride with them.

And so it seemed, for Noddy was spinning around the course at fearful speed, his car looking like a green streak.

They were on a straight stretch then and, as Noddy looked back and saw the red car closer to him than it had been before, he put on more speed.

But, with a sharp wrench of the steering wheel, Noddy brought the car back toward the center of the track.

For another mile there was little change in the relative position of the cars of Noddy and the motor boys.

As the machine drew nearer they saw that it was painted green, and, a moment later, Noddy Nixon had brought his auto to a stop, and was grinning at them.

Eternally parched Noddy Milverton moved in right next to me without my having to trouble myself to arrange it.

His brother officers rated him a very good fellow, but nicknamed him, in affectionate derision, Noddy Dauntry, to which he raised not the smallest objection, merely smiling sleepily, and saying that he never had been one of the downy ones.