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

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a boodle of teenagers boarded the bus together we saved a boodle by buying a house that's off the beaten path

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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, "The Democratic Party’s Addiction to Dirty Money," 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,, "Should Massachusetts drop tuition and fees for in-state students at its public colleges and universities?," 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,, "Assembly Democrats denounce threats made after single-payer healthcare bill was sidelined," 30 June 2017 And the Yankees pointedly decline to share their boodle with fans in the form of cheaper tickets. Michael Powell, New York Times, "Sign Up for the Sports Newsletter," 16 Apr. 2016

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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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