oodles

[ ood-lz ]
/ ˈud lz /

noun (sometimes used with a singular verb) Informal.

a large quantity: oodles of love; oodles of money.

Nearby words

  1. oo gauge,
  2. oo-,
  3. ooblast,
  4. oocyst,
  5. oocyte,
  6. oof,
  7. oogamete,
  8. oogamous,
  9. oogamy,
  10. oogenesis

Origin of oodles

First recorded in 1865–70; origin uncertain

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British Dictionary definitions for oodles

oodles

/ (ˈuːdəlz) /

pl n

informal great quantitiesoodles of money

Word Origin for oodles

C20: of uncertain origin

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Word Origin and History for oodles

oodles

n.

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

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