oo·​dles | \ ˈü-dᵊlz How to pronounce oodles (audio) \

Definition of oodles

: a great quantity : lot

Examples of oodles in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But Cliver’s study showed wood cutting boards — even older ones with oodles of deep knife cuts — had less bacteria present after washing in hot, soapy water with a sponge. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, "Busting the myth that wood cutting boards are less sanitary than plastic cutting boards. Turns out wood is safer," 9 Jan. 2021 Still, chemistry matters and Lillard and McCollum have oodles. oregonlive, "Bond between Portland Trail Blazers’ CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard would make any potential trade - even for James Harden - painful," 27 Dec. 2020 From restaurant closures to grocery shortages to oodles of free time on our hands in our new work-from-home realities, many of us turned to the kitchen in an effort to both feed our families and try to maintain some semblance of normalcy. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, "The 12 best recipes from the 2020 San Antonio Express-News Taste food section," 16 Dec. 2020 There are oodles of self-mockery here, yet never quite enough, and the plot is a rum affair. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, "Planned Alcoholism in “Another Round” and Weaponized Camp in “The Prom”," 11 Dec. 2020 There will be four offerings from December 3, 2020, to January 1, 2021, with oodles of markdowns and promotions. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, "Sephora Is Launching a Month-Long Savings Event for Members in December," 23 Nov. 2020 Samsung has clearly sacrificed some of the higher-end S20’s luxury features like a glass back, oodles of RAM, and a high-res screen and camera to deliver a phone that’s somewhat accessible but still somewhat overpriced. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "The Galaxy S20 Fan Edition is for fans of Samsung phones that cost exactly $700," 23 Sep. 2020 The Pelicans are not expected to have oodles of cap space. Christian Clark, NOLA.com, "5 questions Pelicans must answer headed into a long offseason," 11 Sep. 2020 Skip the olive oil and blend equal parts tahini and lemon juice with salt, a fistful of parsley and oodles of garlic. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, "Paul’s Cooking Tips: 3 ways to use up that jar of tahini after making hummus: dressings, dips and Lebanese condiment tarator," 15 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of oodles

circa 1867, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for oodles

origin unknown

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23 Jan 2021

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“Oodles.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oodles. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of oodles

informal : a large amount of something


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Kids Definition of oodles

: a great quantity

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