[ bood-l ]
/ ˈbud l /


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.

verb (used without object), boo·dled, boo·dling.

to obtain money dishonestly, as by bribery or swindling.


    kit and boodle. kit1(def 10).

Origin of boodle

1615–25, Americanism; < Dutch boedel property

Related forms

boo·dler, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for boodle


/ (ˈbuːdəl) slang /


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 for boodle

C19: from Dutch boedel all one's possessions, from Old Frisian bōdel movable goods, inheritance; see caboodle
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