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[ood-lz] /ˈud lz/
noun, (sometimes used with a singular verb) Informal.
a large quantity:
oodles of love; oodles of money.
Origin of oodles
1865-70; origin uncertain Unabridged
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  • Shoveling oodles of cash into an elite groups hands failed the free market.
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British Dictionary definitions for oodles


plural noun
(informal) great quantities: oodles of money
Word Origin
C20: of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for oodles

"lots," 1869, American English (originally in a Texas context), perhaps from the caboodle in kit and caboodle (see kit).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for oodles



A large amount; lots; a SHITHOUSE FULL, a SHITLOAD: They have oodles of charisma

[1869+; perhaps fr boodle, caboodle]

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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