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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noodle
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ VERB
cook
▪ Drain. Cook noodles according to package directions.
▪ Add some broth, cabbage and cooked noodles.
▪ Our attempts to save fresh water by mixing in seawater when cooking rice or noodles had not had much success.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ chicken noodle soup
▪ Just use your noodle.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Cook noodles, a small handful at a time, in oil.
▪ It was noodles flavoured with flakes of dried tuna from Miyako.
▪ On entering the parish hall, he was surprised to smell the unmistakable odor of chicken noodle soup.
▪ Serve on a bed of noodles or rice, and dress with a little sesame oil.
▪ She would remind Froggy of it the next time he ragged her for a noodle.
▪ This super crunchy coating turns out to be ultra-skinny noodles.
▪ You can't go wrong with anything shaped like a noodle.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
noodle

Noddle \Nod"dle\, n. [OE. nodil, nodle; perh. fr. nod, because the head is the nodding part of the body, or perh. akin to E. knot; cf. Prov. E. nod the nape of the neck.]

  1. The head; also, noodle; -- used jocosely or contemptuously.

    Syn: noggin.

    Come, master, I have a project in my noddle.
    --L'Estrange.

  2. The back part of the head or neck. [Obs.]

    For occasion . . . turneth a bald noddle, after she hath presented her locks in front, and no hold taken.
    --Bacon.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
noodle

"narrow strip of dried dough," 1779, from German Nudel, which is of unknown origin. West Flemish noedel and French nouille are German loan-words. The older noun meaning "simpleton, stupid person" (1753) probably is an unrelated word, as is the slang word for "head" (attested from 1914).

noodle

1937 (implied in noodling), from noun meaning "improvised music," 1926, probably from noodle (n.), on analogy of the suppleness of the food and that of the trills and improvised phrases in jazz improvisations. Related: Noodled.

Wiktionary
noodle

n. 1 (context usually in plural English) A string or strip of past

  1. 2 (context colloquial dated English) A person with poor judgement; a fool. 3 (context colloquial English) The brain, the head. 4 (context colloquial English) A pool noodle. v

  2. 1 To think or ponder. 2 To fiddle, play with, or mess around. 3 To improvise musi

  3. 4 (context fishing English) To fish (usually for very large catfish) without any equipment other than the fisherman's own body 5 (context Australia English) To fossick, especially for opals.

WordNet
noodle
  1. n. a ribbonlike strip of pasta

  2. informal terms for a human head [syn: attic, bean, bonce, noggin, dome]

Wikipedia
Noodle

Noodles are a staple food in many cultures made from unleavened dough which is stretched, extruded, or rolled flat and cut into one of a variety of shapes. A single noodle can be made, eaten, or extracted from a serving of noodles, but it is far more common to serve and eat many at once, and thus more common to see the plural form of the word.

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. The material composition or geocultural origin must be specified when discussing noodles. The word derives from the German word Nudel. The oldest evidence of noodle consumption, from 4,000 years ago, has been found in China.

Noodle (disambiguation)

Noodle is a type of food.

Noodle or Noodles may also refer to:

  • Noodle (film), a movie
  • Noodle, Texas, a community in the United States
  • Noodles Hahn (1879–1960), American Major League Baseball player
  • Noodles, Masta Killa, a member of the musical group Wu-Tang Clan
  • Noodles (musician), an American guitarist
  • Noodles (band), a Japanese rock music group
  • Noodle (Gorillaz), a fictional member of the band Gorillaz
  • Noodles (Usagi Yojimbo), a character in the comic books series Usagi Yojimbo
  • Noodles & Company, a restaurant chain
  • Pool noodle, a piece of foam used while swimming
  • A guide for the cable on a bicycle brake
Noodle (Gorillaz)

Noodle is a fictional Japanese-born English musician and member of the British virtual band Gorillaz. She provides the lead guitar, as well as some occasional main and backing vocals for the band. Like all other band members of Gorillaz, she was created in 1998 by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett. Noodle has been voiced by Japanese actress Haruka Kuroda, singer-songwriter Miho Hatori of trip-hop group Cibo Matto, and Talking Heads bassist Tina Weymouth.

Noodle (film)

Noodle is an award-winning 2007 Israeli film directed by Ayelet Menahemi, written by Shemi Zarhin and Ayelet Menahemi, and starring Mili Avital, Chen Baoqi, and Alon Aboutboul.

Usage examples of "noodle".

Joe plugged him and the bunch with him used their noodle when they forgot Caulkens and traveled.

Indeed, there are more recipes for cauliflower than any other vegetable here, because cauliflower is The Great Fooler and makes a terrific substitute for rice, potatoes, and even bulgar wheat or noodles.

Unless she can smother it in hoisin sauce from Number One Noodle Son, she is just not interested.

Shortly past noon, Nok Lek brought Edgar his lunch, a large bowl of rice noodles drenched in a thick broth that the boy said was made from a type of bean, garnished with minced meat and peppers.

Then, giving the Home Department and the leadership of the House of Commons to Joodle, the Exchequer to Koodle, the Colonies to Loodle, and the Foreign Office to Moodle, what are you to do with Noodle?

He would have never thought the word masturbation would have a life-altering effect on him, but here he was gasping for air because a ravioli noodle went down the wrong pipe.

Long Tieng became a desultory megalopolis, an unpaved, sewerless city of more than 30,000 where Hmong ran noodle stands, cobbled shoes, tailored clothes, repaired radios, ran military-jeep taxi services, and interpreted for American pilots and relief workers.

The blade sliced through the lengths of tough ox smew as if they had been strips of the softest noodle.

She liked the rituals of this O Bon Odori, a Japanese dance festival that let her dress up in a blue and white cotton ukata, feast on juicy BBQ squid, gingery pancakes and luscious mango shave ice, fried noodles, and sweetened bean confections.

He grinned and chose a Thai beef and noodle dish for an entree and a grilled barramundi for the main, with a salad side plate.

Muff, Ministre Anglican, and borrowing money of him, and of her coaxing and flirting with Milor Noodle, son of Sir Noodle, pupil of the Rev.

Near the tomb foreshortened vendors were selling roasted nuts, noodles wrapped in paper, tiny bundles of kif, seaweed, bowls of miso and kimshi, and babaku chicken with texasauce.

After that came pyramids and crystals, positive and negative ion generators, a grow-your-own-clone booth, a tarot reader, a palmist, a noodle stand, cheap body organs and cyberware, another noodle stand, soykaf, a Sidewalk Doc, and a group of masked men big enough to be orks, all wearing the black hoods, jumpsuits, gloves, and boots of the Sanitation Department.

We were sitting in a nice little clearing beside the trail, our tents pitched, eating our noodles, savoring the exquisite pleasure of just sitting, when a plumpish, bespectacled young woman in a red jacket and the customary outsized pack came along.

First he had thought he was going to puke, then he thought he might die, then he had found himself inside one of those kaleidoscopes, then they spent forever squatting on the bed and staring at each other to the tune of some kind of sci-fi flic music, during all of which the treacherous schlong which had gotten him into this mess in the first place remained limp as the proverbial wet noodle.