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boodle

[bood-l] /ˈbud l/
noun
1.
the lot, pack, or crowd:
Send the whole boodle back to the factory.
2.
a large quantity of something, especially money:
He's worth a boodle.
3.
a bribe or other illicit payment, especially to or from a politician; graft.
4.
stolen goods; loot; booty; swag.
verb (used without object), boodled, boodling.
5.
to obtain money dishonestly, as by bribery or swindling.
Idioms
6.
kit and boodle. kit1 (def 10).
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25, Americanism; < Dutch boedel property
Related forms
boodler, noun
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Examples from the web for boodle
  • They are supposed to have a pile of boodle stashed away.
  • The trial juries to pats up on the boodle cases in the courts must do their duty under the law.
  • It is not a boodle organ and it is not venting private spleen nor playing favorites.
  • The noise of the explosion awoke the town and the robbers were frightened away before they could secure any boodle.
  • However, be will have tho satisfaction of knowing that the other fellow didn't get the boodle.
British Dictionary definitions for boodle

boodle

/ˈbuːdəl/
noun
1.
money or valuables, esp when stolen, counterfeit, or used as a bribe
2.
(mainly US) another word for caboodle
verb
3.
to give or receive money corruptly or illegally
Word Origin
C19: from Dutch boedel all one's possessions, from Old Frisian bōdel movable goods, inheritance; see caboodle
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Word Origin and History for boodle
n.

1833, "crowd;" 1858, "phony money," especially "graft money," actual or potential (1883), both American English slang, either or both based on bundle, or from Dutch boedel "property."

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Slang definitions & phrases for boodle

boodle

noun
  1. An entire lot; a large number or amount; caboodle (1830s+)
  2. Counterfeit money (1850s+ Underworld)
  3. Bribe money or other money obtained by graft and corruption: A few trees are planted. What happens to most of the boodle? (1880s+)
  4. Money in general (1890+)
  5. Sweets; treats; delicacies (Prison & students 1900+)
verb

To hug, kiss, etc; neck (1940s+ Students)

[fr Dutch boedel, ''estate, lot'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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