boo·​dle | \ ˈbü-dᵊl How to pronounce boodle (audio) \

Definition of boodle

1 : a collection or lot of persons : caboodle
2a : bribe money
b : a large amount especially of money

Examples of boodle in a Sentence

a boodle of teenagers boarded the bus together we saved a boodle by buying a house that's off the beaten path
Recent Examples on the Web To the extent that the effects are felt on those individuals’ bank accounts, these actors can typically find ways to navigate around the harshest of punishments and keep the boodle flowing. Blaise Malley, The New Republic, 17 Nov. 2021 His boodle took him to a pole barn on the edges of town, where his brother Ray was having a wedding reception. John Carlisle,, 21 Aug. 2020 Laura Marston, a 38-year-old Type 1 diabetic, does not want to see the ADA get a dime of bailout boodle. Audrey Farley, The New Republic, 14 May 2020 But instead of plopping his funds in Manhattan high-rises or Miami beach-fronts, Kolomoisky’s network tried a different tack, opting to stuff his boodle in metallurgy plants across the Rust Belt, and buildings in downtown Cleveland. Casey Michel, The New Republic, 16 Dec. 2019 Some of the boodle is going to people who are barely farmers at all., 7 Dec. 2019 But if the politics of 2021 is to achieve anything close to what most Americans require, the path cannot be paved with the boodle and the influence of the wealthy. Libby Watson, The New Republic, 6 Sep. 2019 My guess is that academic criteria will rise as capable students prefer a free public college over a private college charging a boodle by comparison. Globe Staff,, 1 June 2018 For political fundraisers, California has long been the Big Rock Candy Mountain, excavated, mined and, ultimately, shafted by candidates of both parties who use the boodle to run for president in Iowa or New Hampshire, or Congress in East Podunk. Seema Mehta,, 30 June 2017 See More

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First Known Use of boodle

1625, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for boodle

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

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“Boodle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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