noddy |ˈnädē| noun ( pl. -dies) 1 dated a silly or foolish person (esp. as a general term of abuse). [ORIGIN: perhaps from the verb nod + -y 1 .] 2 a tropical tern with mainly dark-colored plumage. [ORIGIN: perhaps from the nodding behavior of the birds during courtship.] • Genera Anous and Procelsterna, family Sternidae (or Laridae): four species.
mod 1 |mäd| adjective informal modern. noun Brit. (esp. in the early 1960s) a young person of a subculture characterized by stylish dress, the riding of motor scooters, and a liking for soul music. ORIGIN abbreviation of modern or modernist .