Definition of noddy :
1. A simpleton; a fool.
2. A small two- wheeled one- horse vehicle.
3. An allowance of a certain amount of time or distance in starting, granted in a race to the competitor possessing inferior advantages; or an additional weight or other hindrance imposed upon the one possessing superior advantages, in order to equalize, as much as possible, the chances of success; as, the handicap was five seconds, or ten pounds, and the like.
4. 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.
5. Any tern of the genus Anous, as A. stolidus.
6. The arctic fulmar ( Fulmarus glacialis). Sometimes also applied to other sea birds.
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- Now kings and queens poor sheep- cotes have, And mate with everybody; The honest now may play the knave, And wise men play at noddy. - "Pastoral Poems by Nicholas Breton, Selected Poetry by George Wither, and Pastoral Poetry by William Browne (of Tavistock)", Nicholas Breton, George Wither, and William Browne (of Tavistock).
- Our Mayor is a noddy! - "Dramatic Reader for Lower Grades", Florence Holbrook.
- Then shall my library be devote To the magic of Niddy- Noddy, Including the volumes which Nobody wrote And the works of Everybody. - "The Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac", Eugene Field.