adjectiveinformal, dialect British, Irish
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Shamrock (Dublin). Perhaps from noodle + -y.
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.
1930s. From noodle + -y.
Of music or its performance: characterized by noodling; intricate, (over-)elaborate; improvisatory or aimless.
1980s; earliest use found in The Washington Post. From noodle or noodle + -y.