- 1 • informal Money, especially that gained or spent illegally or improperly: he spent $30 million of his own boodle trying to buy a Senate seatMore example sentences
- ‘I've got enough boodle to carry us a bit,’ he said, ‘but not if you're bent on painting the town.’
- And there's really not much of a difference between them in terms of boodle.
- I should be sorry to have any boodle about me with that man in the house.
- 2 (boodles) A great quantity, especially of money: Scandinavian Air has boodles of seats for America the men expected to make boodlesMore example sentences
- They can continue to make boodles without doing anything about the fact that a growing majority of Americans are sinking economically.
- Remy has been a naughty boy all his life and now that it's coming to an end, instead of retribution, he receives oodles and boodles of mushy emotion.
- We've got boodles of resources, mostly wasted.
early 17th century (denoting a pack or crowd): from Dutch boedel, boel 'possessions, disorderly mass'. Compare with caboodle.
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