- the lot, pack, or crowd: Send the whole boodle back to the factory.
- a large quantity of something, especially money: He's worth a boodle.
- a bribe or other illicit payment, especially to or from a politician; graft.
- stolen goods; loot; booty; swag.
- to obtain money dishonestly, as by bribery or swindling.
- kit and boodle. kit1(def 10).
Origin of boodle
Examples from the Web for boodlers
Sounds like I had joined the ranks of the boodlers, dont it?The Making of Bobby Burnit
George Randolph Chester
Speculators and 'boodlers' had 'monkeyed' with the finances, and the vast scheme is a failure.Asiatic Breezes
It is simply that Calhoun has made up his mind that this is the time for grafters and boodlers and bribe givers to stand together.'The System,' as uncovered by the San Francisco Graft Prosecution
For a generation the Common Council of Chicago has been governed by a majority of boodlers.Chicago, Satan's Sanctum
L. O. Curon
Yesterday had come the news that Langdon had appointed Heney--the relentless enemy of boodlers--to a place of power.Port O' Gold
Louis John Stellman
- money or valuables, esp when stolen, counterfeit, or used as a bribe
- mainly US another word for caboodle
- to give or receive money corruptly or illegally
Word Origin and History for boodlers
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."