Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

boodle

play
noun boo·dle \ˈbü-dəl\

Definition of boodle

  1. 1 :  a collection or lot of persons :  caboodle

  2. 2 a :  bribe money b :  a large amount especially of money



Examples of boodle

  1. <a boodle of teenagers boarded the bus together>

  2. <we saved a boodle by buying a house that's off the beaten path>



Origin of boodle

Dutch boedel estate, lot, from Middle Dutch; akin to Old Norse būth booth


First Known Use: 1833

Rhymes with boodle


Learn More about boodle


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up boodle? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 13, 2016

a trying or distressing experience

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

100 pounds 196.5 pounds 2.2 pounds 16.96 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ