[ bood-l ]
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  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.

  1. a bribe or other illicit payment, especially to or from a politician; graft.

  2. stolen goods; loot; booty; swag.

verb (used without object),boo·dled, boo·dling.
  1. to obtain money dishonestly, as by bribery or swindling.

Idioms about boodle

  1. kit and boodle. kit1 (def. 10).

Origin of boodle

1615–25, Americanism;<Dutch boedel property

Other words from boodle

  • boodler, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for boodle


/ (ˈbuːdəl) slang /

  1. money or valuables, esp when stolen, counterfeit, or used as a bribe

  2. mainly US another word for caboodle

  1. to give or receive money corruptly or illegally

Origin of boodle

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

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