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Thursday, April 02, 2015
Definitions for boodle
  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.

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Citations for boodle
He would like to have the whole boodle of them… Oliver Wendell Holmes, The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table, 1858
Because he found them so impressive that he was no longer sure he would be able to get away with the whole boodle, he bargained tenaciously and well, and when he emerged from the car he had the fat end of a sixty-forty split. Richard Stark, The Mourner: A Parker Novel, 1963
Origin of boodle
1615-1625
Boodle is an Americanism. It may be related to the Dutch word boedel, which means "property."
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