Definition of Nurdle

1. Verb. (cricket) To score runs by gently nudging the ball into vacant areas of the field. 1349: "Collingwood picks up the first run after lunch with a nurdle to wide mid-on." ¹

2. Verb. (context: conversation) To gently waffle or muse on a subject which one clearly knows little about. ¹

3. Noun. (cricket) Such a shot ¹

4. Noun. A cylindrical shaped pre-production plastic pellet used in manufacturing and packaging. ¹

5. Noun. A "blob of toothpaste shaped like a wave", which is often depicted on toothpaste packaging. Wall Street Journal, July 29, 2010, "Colgate, GlaxoSmithKline, Set to Battle Over Toothpaste ‘Nurdle’" ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nurdle

1. to glide the ball in cricket [v NURDLED, NURDLING, NURDLES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nurdle

nuptial
nuptial act
nuptialities
nuptiality
nuptially
nuptials
nuptual
nupur
nuqta
nuque
nur
nuraghe
nuraghi
nuraghic
nurd
nurdle (current term)
nurdled
nurdles
nurdling
nurds
nurhag
nurhags
nurikabe
nurl
nurled
nurling
nurls
nurn
nurnie
nurnies

Literary usage of Nurdle

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1. History of the British Turf, from the Earliest Times to the Present Day by James Rice (1879)
"Race" includes plate, match, or sweepstakes, but does not include or refer to a steeplechase, nurdle race, or a hunters' race on the flat. ..."

2. A History of the Jewish People in the Time of Jesus Christ by Emil Schürer (1885)
"13-29 (with plans), also sheet vii. of the English chart. 121 In Justinian's nurdle 103 praef. it is said of Caesarea: ..."

3. A Treatise on Crimes and Indictable Misdemeanors by William Oldnall Russell (1826)
"(A) Of the judg- The judgment in petit treason is, that the criminal be drawn C" (°na nurdle)' and hanged until dead, (c) It was formerly different in the ..."

4. Family Words: The Dictionary for People Who Don't Know a Frone from a Brinkle by Paul Dickson (1998)
"It is also used as a verb (“Honey, please nurdle my toothbrush while you're in the bathroom”) and is ..."

5. Annual Report of the Chief of Engineers to the Secretary of War for the Year by United States Army. Corps of Engineers, United States Mississippi River Commission (1889)
"Others will be added as rapidly as they become available, and the nurdle will be fully restored. It having been decided to extend hurdles Nos. ..."

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