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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 back from the far East (specifically, Beijing.)
  1. (colloquial) A person with poor judgement; a fool.
  2. (colloquial) The brain.
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.
Etymology: nodus, knot, via German Nudel (noodle).


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