boodle


boodle

noun

Definition of BOODLE

1
a usually small number of persons considered as a unit <a boodle of teenagers boarded the bus together>
Near Antonyms individual, single
2
a very large amount of money <we saved a boodle by buying a house that's off the beaten path>
Synonyms big bucks, bomb [British], boodle, bundle, earth, king's ransom, megabucks, mint, packet [chiefly British], pile, wad
3
something given or promised in order to improperly influence a person's conduct or decision <an IRS agent was caught accepting some boodle from people she was auditing>
Synonyms backhander [British], boodle, cumshaw, fix, sop

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