Complete Definition of "noodle"

English

Etymology
L. nodus, knot, via German Nudel (noodle).

Pronunciation
IPA|/nuËdl/, SAMPA|/nu:dl/
audio|en-us-noodle.ogg|Audio (US)
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-uËdÉl|-uËdÉl

Noun
en-noun

  1. context|usually in plural A string or strip of pasta, especially as used in Chinese food.

#: Although "spaghetti" is considered to be Italian, Marco Polo brought the noodle back from the far East (specifically, Beijing.)

  1. colloquial A person with poor judgement; a fool.
  2. colloquial The brain.

Derived terms
noodle bar
egg noodle

Translations
trans-top|string or strip of pasta
Chinese: t-|cmn|麵æ¢|scHani|xsMandarin, t-|cmn|é¢æ¡|scHani|xsMandarin (miàntiáo)
Dutch: t|nl|noedel|m
Finnish: t-|fi|nuudeli
French: t|fr|nouille|f
German: t+|de|Nudel f (1,2)
Italian: (string) t-|it|taglierino|m, (strip) t-|it|tagliatella|f
trans-mid
Japanese: t-|ja|ãã¼ãã«|scJpan(nÅ«doru), t-|ja|麺|scJpan (ãã,men)
Korean: t-|ko|êµ­ì|sc=Hang
Russian: t|ru|лапÑа|sc=Cyrl|f
Serbian: rezanac m
Slovak: t|sk|slíž m, rezanec m
Spanish: t|es|tallarín|m, t+|es|fideo|m
Swedish: t|sv|nudel|c
Tamil: (நà¯à®²à®à¯) nooladai
trans-bottom

fool<br/>
See fool

Verb
en-verb|noodles|noodling|noodled

wikipedia|Noodling

  1. context|fishing To fish (usually for very large catfish) without any equipment other than the fisherman's own body

#: Fred had several lacerations on his hands from noodling for flathead in the river.

  1. To think or ponder.

#:He noodled over the problem for a day or two before making a decision.

  1. To fiddle, play with, or mess around.

#:If the machine is really broken, noodling with the knobs is not going to fix it.

  1. To improvise music.

#:He has been noodling with that trumpet all afternoon, and every bit of it sounds awful.

See also
pasta
spaghetti

Category:Foods

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