Middle English Dictionary Entry

nouel n.(1)
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Christmas, the feast of the Nativity.
(a) A cry of joy at the birth of Christ, esp. in carols of the Annunciation and the Nativity; crien (singen) ~; (b) a cry of general rejoicing or thanksgiving; ?also, a mild oath [quot.: c1450].
As surname [some quots. may be OF].