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