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The American Malefactor’s Dictionary: billy noodle

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billy noodle

– 1. “a soft fellow that believes the girls are all in love with him”; 2. a ladykiller; 3. a conceited ass.


  • Farmer, John S. and W. E. Henley. A Dictionary of Slang and Colloquial English. Abridged from Slang and Its Analogues. London: George Routledge and Sons, 1912.
  • Matsell, George W. Vocabulum: Or, the Rogue’s Lexicon.. New York: George W. Matsell, 1859.

Note: See “Cant: The Language of the Underworld” to learn more about the background of the American Malefactor’s Dictionary.

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