boodle 1833, "crowd;" 1858, "phony money," especially "graft money," actual or potential (1883), both Amer.Eng. slang, either or both based on BUNDLE (Cf. bundle), or from Du. boedel "property."

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  • Boodle — Boodle, Boodles bzw. Boodle’s bezeichnet: als Boodle: eine Sammlung von short stories aus dem Jahr 1934 in Großbritannien von Leslie Charteris mit dem fiktiven Helden Simon Templar, siehe Boodle (Short Story) ein US amerikanischer Slang und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Boodle's — is a London gentlemen s club, founded in 1762 at 49 51 Pall Mall, London by Lord Shelburne the future Marquess of Lansdowne and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and the club came to be known after the name of its head waiter Edward Boodle.In …   Wikipedia

  • Boodle — Boo dle, n. [Origin uncertain.] 1. The whole collection or lot; caboodle. [Low, U. S.] Bartlett. [1913 Webster] 2. Money given in payment for votes or political influence; bribe money; swag. [Polit. slang, U. S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • boodle — ► NOUN informal ▪ money, especially that gained or spent dishonestly. ORIGIN originally denoting a pack or crowd: from Dutch boedel, boel possessions, disorderly mass …   English terms dictionary

  • boodle — ☆ boodle [bo͞od′ l ] n. [< Du boedel, property, estate] [Old Slang] Slang former 1. something given as a bribe; graft 2. the loot taken in a robbery …   English World dictionary

  • Boodle — For the Simon Templar short story collection of this title by Leslie Charteris, see Boodle (The Saint). For the London gentlemen s club, see Boodle s Boodle, or boodler, was a bar room or street term for money or booty applied by the yellow press …   Wikipedia

  • boodle — boodler, n. /boohd l/, n., v., boodled, boodling. Slang. n. 1. the lot, pack, or crowd: Send the whole boodle back to the factory. 2. a large quantity of something, esp. money: He s worth a boodle. 3. a bribe or other illicit payment, esp. to or… …   Universalium

  • Boodle — This very unusual and interesting name is of Anglo Saxon origin, and has two possible sources. Firstly, it may be a topographical surname for someone who lived or worked at a particular large house, derived from the Old English pre 7th Century… …   Surnames reference

  • boodle — boo•dle [[t]ˈbud l[/t]] n. 1) sts the lot, pack, or crowd: Send the whole boodle back to the factory[/ex] 2) sts a large quantity of something, esp. money: worth a boodle[/ex] 3) sts a bribe or other illicit payment; graft 4) sts stolen goods;… …   From formal English to slang

  • boodle — I. /ˈbudəl/ (say boohduhl) Chiefly US Colloquial –noun 1. a lot, pack, or crowd: the whole boodle. See caboodle. 2. a bribe or other illicit gain in politics. 3. → loot (def. 2). –verb (i) (boodled, boodling) 4. to obtain money dishonestly, as by …   Australian English dictionary

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