Noddy

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Nod"dy
Senses
  1. A simpleton; a fool.
    synonyms: tomnoddy.
  2. [Zoöl]
    1. Any tern of the genus Anous, as Anous stolidus.
    2. The arctic fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis). Sometimes also applied to other sea birds.
  3. An old game at cards.
  4. A small two-wheeled one-horse vehicle.
  5. An inverted pendulum consisting of a short vertical flat spring which supports a rod having a bob at the top; -- used for detecting and measuring slight horizontal vibrations of a body to which it is attached.

Etymology: Prob. fr. nod to incline the head, either as in assent, or from drowsiness

Wiktionary

Probably a shortening of noddypoll, a now obsolete alteration of hoddypoll, "fumbling inept person".

  1. A stupid or silly person.

nod +‎ -y?

  1. Any of several stout-bodied, gregarious terns of the genera Anous and Procelsterna, found in tropical seas.
  2. (dated) A small two-wheeled vehicle drawn by a single horse.
  3. An inverted pendulum consisting of a short vertical flat spring which supports a rod having a bob at the top; used for detecting and measuring slight horizontal vibrations of a body to which it is attached.
  4. (obsolete, uncountable) An old card game.

nod +‎ -y, coined by John Fiske in 1987.

  1. (television) A cutaway scene of a television interviewer nodding, used to cover an editing gap in an interview.
    are often filmed after the interview in question has finished.

    Notable Persons Named Noddy

    Noddy Holder is a glam rock and hard rock singer-songwriter, actor, musician, writer, broadcaster, voice over artist, and voice acting. He plays Fender Telecaster and Gibson SG Junior. His ongoing career started in 1966. Noddy was given the name Neville John Holder on June 15th, 1946 in Walsall.

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    Fun Facts about the name Noddy

    • When was the first name Noddy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Noddy is Friday, December 25th, 1925.
    • How unique is the name Noddy? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Noddy. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
    • Weird things about the name Noddy: Your name in reverse order is Yddon. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oydnd. How do you pronounce that?

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    Past life for Noddy born Aug 26, 1952

    I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Sumatra approximately on 1350. Your profession was banker, usurer, moneylender, and judge.

    Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

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