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oodles

[ood-lz]
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noun (sometimes used with a singular verb) Informal.
  1. a large quantity: oodles of love; oodles of money.
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Origin of oodles

First recorded in 1865–70; origin uncertain
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Related Words

lotstonsabundancemassesscadsplentyheapspilesgobsloadsthousandsmillionsmany

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  • For the present she realized only that she had oodles of money to sprinkle.

  • You see, Yetta, you've made a great hit with her, and she's got oodles of money.

    Comrade Yetta

    Albert Edwards

  • They have oodles of sulphur on them and I'm afraid of complications.

    America's War for Humanity

    Thomas Herbert Russell

  • We have oodles of ice at the farm and we all love ice-cream, so I suggest that we send home and borrow our four-quart freezer!

    The Woodcraft Girls at Camp

    Lillian Elizabeth Roy

  • And when I find daddy's mine and have just oodles of money, I'm going to make it up to you for working you so hard.

    The Gold Girl

    James B. Hendryx


British Dictionary definitions for oodles

oodles

pl n
  1. informal great quantitiesoodles of money
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Word Origin

C20: of uncertain origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for 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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