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noodle

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In the game of life it's a good idea to have a few early losses, which relieves you of the pressure of trying to maintain an undefeated season.
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Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] nodus, knot, via German Nudel (noodle).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
noodle

Plural
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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) 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.)
  2. (colloquial) A person with poor judgement; a fool.
  3. (colloquial) The brain.

Derived terms

Translations

fool
See fool

See also

Verb

Infinitive
to noodle

Third person singular
noodles

Simple past
noodled

Past participle
-

Present participle
noodling

to noodle (third-person singular simple present noodles, present participle noodling, simple past and past participle noodled)
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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) 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.
  2. To think or ponder.
    He noodled over the problem for a day or two before making a decision.
    "Noodle that thought around for a while" said Dr. Johnson to his Biblical Interpretations class
  3. To fiddle, play with, or mess around.
    If the machine is really broken, noodling with the knobs is not going to fix it.
  4. To improvise music.
    He has been noodling with that trumpet all afternoon, and every bit of it sounds awful.

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