noun Etymology: Dutch boedel estate, lot, from Middle Dutch; akin to Old Norse būth booth Date: 1833 1. a collection or lot of persons ; caboodle 2. a. bribe money b. a large amount especially of money

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  • Boodle — Boodle, Boodles bzw. Boodle’s bezeichnet: als Boodle: eine Sammlung von short stories aus dem Jahr 1934 in Großbritannien von Leslie Charteris mit dem fiktiven Helden Simon Templar, siehe Boodle (Short Story) ein US amerikanischer Slang und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Boodle — Boo dle, n. [Origin uncertain.] 1. The whole collection or lot; caboodle. [Low, U. S.] Bartlett. [1913 Webster] 2. Money given in payment for votes or political influence; bribe money; swag. [Polit. slang, U. S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • boodle — 1833, crowd; 1858, phony money, especially graft money, actual or potential (1883), both Amer.Eng. slang, either or both based on BUNDLE (Cf. bundle), or from Du. boedel property …   Etymology dictionary

  • boodle — ► NOUN informal ▪ money, especially that gained or spent dishonestly. ORIGIN originally denoting a pack or crowd: from Dutch boedel, boel possessions, disorderly mass …   English terms dictionary

  • boodle — ☆ boodle [bo͞od′ l ] n. [< Du boedel, property, estate] [Old Slang] Slang former 1. something given as a bribe; graft 2. the loot taken in a robbery …   English World dictionary

  • Boodle — For the Simon Templar short story collection of this title by Leslie Charteris, see Boodle (The Saint). For the London gentlemen s club, see Boodle s Boodle, or boodler, was a bar room or street term for money or booty applied by the yellow press …   Wikipedia

  • boodle — boodler, n. /boohd l/, n., v., boodled, boodling. Slang. n. 1. the lot, pack, or crowd: Send the whole boodle back to the factory. 2. a large quantity of something, esp. money: He s worth a boodle. 3. a bribe or other illicit payment, esp. to or… …   Universalium

  • Boodle — This very unusual and interesting name is of Anglo Saxon origin, and has two possible sources. Firstly, it may be a topographical surname for someone who lived or worked at a particular large house, derived from the Old English pre 7th Century… …   Surnames reference

  • boodle — boo•dle [[t]ˈbud l[/t]] n. 1) sts the lot, pack, or crowd: Send the whole boodle back to the factory[/ex] 2) sts a large quantity of something, esp. money: worth a boodle[/ex] 3) sts a bribe or other illicit payment; graft 4) sts stolen goods;… …   From formal English to slang

  • boodle — I. /ˈbudəl/ (say boohduhl) Chiefly US Colloquial –noun 1. a lot, pack, or crowd: the whole boodle. See caboodle. 2. a bribe or other illicit gain in politics. 3. → loot (def. 2). –verb (i) (boodled, boodling) 4. to obtain money dishonestly, as by …   Australian English dictionary

  • boodle — [“budl] n. loot; the proceeds from a crime. (Underworld.) □ All of the boodle was recovered in a suitcase. □ They divvied up the boodle and got out of town …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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