Main meanings of noodly in English

: noodly1noodly2noodly3

noodly1

Pronunciation /ˈnuːd(ə)li/

adjective

informal, dialect British, Irish
  • Stupid, silly.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Shamrock (Dublin). Perhaps from noodle + -y.

Main meanings of noodly in English

: noodly1noodly2noodly3

noodly2

(also noodley)

Pronunciation /ˈnuːdli/

adjective

  • 1Resembling, containing, or made of noodles; characterized by the use of noodles.

  • 2US informal In extended use: resembling or characteristic of a noodle in some way, especially in being weak or thin.

Origin

1930s. From noodle + -y.

Main meanings of noodly in English

: noodly1noodly2noodly3

noodly3

Pronunciation /ˈnuːdli/

adjective

derogatory
  • Of music or its performance: characterized by noodling; intricate, (over-)elaborate; improvisatory or aimless.

Origin

1980s; earliest use found in The Washington Post. From noodle or noodle + -y.

Pronunciation

noodly

/ˈnuːdli/