oo·​dles ˈü-dᵊlz How to pronounce oodles (audio)
plural in form but singular or plural in construction
: a great quantity : lot

Examples of oodles in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Volunteers are helping a VERY sweet pup who was run over by a truck recover and heal, a senior momma dog who should never be having babies, and oodles of late season kittens. Sam Boyer, cleveland, 23 Dec. 2022 Yellowstone, the modern western drama that has catapulted to phenom status in recent years, is returning for a fifth season, with more land-grabbing, political machinations, and oodles of family tension. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 13 Nov. 2022 The island features clean lines, raised wood cabinet detailing, a wooden cutting board, and oodles of space. Kathleen Willcox, Popular Mechanics, 27 July 2022 The pandemic has made ultrahigh-net-worth buyers more interested in acquiring sprawling legacy estates with oodles of space. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 7 Dec. 2022 The comedic actor known for his down-to-earth, baggy clothing choices is finally getting his due with the It-girl crowd, who have co-opted his style with oodles of low-rise boyfriend jeans, athletic shorts, and backward caps on social media. Abby Dupes, Seventeen, 26 Oct. 2022 Backyard sprinklers give kids oodles of screen-free summertime fun. Kathleen Willcox, Popular Mechanics, 20 July 2022 The holiday weekend always comes with oodles of major deals from the biggest designers, most luxurious beauty, and stylish home brands. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 22 Aug. 2022 There are oodles of offensively elite players in the league who are subpar defenders (with Stephen Curry currently front and center in that regard). Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel, 12 June 2022 See More

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Word History


origin unknown

First Known Use

circa 1867, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of oodles was circa 1867

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“Oodles.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oodles. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


noun plural
oo·​dles ˈüd-ᵊlz How to pronounce oodles (audio)
: a great quantity
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