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n. Slang
a. Money, especially counterfeit money.
b. Money accepted as a bribe.
2. Stolen goods; swag.
3. A crowd of people; caboodle.

[Dutch boedel, estate, from Middle Dutch bōdel; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots.]


1. money or valuables, esp when stolen, counterfeit, or used as a bribe
2. chiefly US another word for caboodle
to give or receive money corruptly or illegally
[C19: from Dutch boedel all one's possessions, from Old Frisian bōdel movable goods, inheritance; see caboodle]


(ˈbud l)

1. the lot, pack, or crowd: Send the whole boodle back to the factory.
2. a large quantity of something, esp. money: worth a boodle.
3. a bribe or other illicit payment; graft.
4. stolen goods; loot.
[1615–25, Amer.; < Dutch boedel property]


 all of one’s possessions; a disorderly mass; a crowd; a lot; stock in trade; capital.
Example: whole kit and boodle, 1625.


Past participle: boodled
Gerund: boodling

I boodle
you boodle
he/she/it boodles
we boodle
you boodle
they boodle
I boodled
you boodled
he/she/it boodled
we boodled
you boodled
they boodled
Present Continuous
I am boodling
you are boodling
he/she/it is boodling
we are boodling
you are boodling
they are boodling
Present Perfect
I have boodled
you have boodled
he/she/it has boodled
we have boodled
you have boodled
they have boodled
Past Continuous
I was boodling
you were boodling
he/she/it was boodling
we were boodling
you were boodling
they were boodling
Past Perfect
I had boodled
you had boodled
he/she/it had boodled
we had boodled
you had boodled
they had boodled
I will boodle
you will boodle
he/she/it will boodle
we will boodle
you will boodle
they will boodle
Future Perfect
I will have boodled
you will have boodled
he/she/it will have boodled
we will have boodled
you will have boodled
they will have boodled
Future Continuous
I will be boodling
you will be boodling
he/she/it will be boodling
we will be boodling
you will be boodling
they will be boodling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been boodling
you have been boodling
he/she/it has been boodling
we have been boodling
you have been boodling
they have been boodling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been boodling
you will have been boodling
he/she/it will have been boodling
we will have been boodling
you will have been boodling
they will have been boodling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been boodling
you had been boodling
he/she/it had been boodling
we had been boodling
you had been boodling
they had been boodling
I would boodle
you would boodle
he/she/it would boodle
we would boodle
you would boodle
they would boodle
Past Conditional
I would have boodled
you would have boodled
he/she/it would have boodled
we would have boodled
you would have boodled
they would have boodled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boodle - informal terms for moneyboodle - informal terms for money    
money - the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender; "we tried to collect the money he owed us"
2.boodle - a gambling card game in which chips are placed on the ace and king and queen and jack of separate suits (taken from a separate deck); a player plays the lowest card of a suit in his hand and successively higher cards are played until the sequence stops; the player who plays a card matching one in the layout wins all the chips on that card
card game, cards - a game played with playing cards


1. Slang. Money, property, or a favor given, offered, or promised to a person or accepted by a person in a position of trust as an inducement to dishonest behavior:
Informal: payoff.
2. Slang. Goods or property seized unlawfully, especially by a victor in wartime:
booty, loot, pillage, plunder, spoil (used in plural).
Nautical: prize.
References in classic literature ?
Then there is my Lord Boodle, of considerable reputation with his party, who has known what office is and who tells Sir Leicester Dedlock with much gravity, after dinner, that he really does not see to what the present age is tending.
As to this point, and as to some minor topics, there are differences of opinion; but it is perfectly clear to the brilliant and distinguished circle, all round, that nobody is in question but Boodle and his retinue, and Buffy and HIS retinue.
I should be sorry to have any boodle about me with that man in the house.
I take it you wouldn't have refused your share if the boodle had fallen to us?
Meanwhile, Bunny, I may call upon you to dispose of the boodle."
Boodle fight set to show pork safe for public consumption !-- -- Alexis Romero (The Philippine Star) - September 5, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines Agriculture Secretary William Dar will lead a "boodle fight" of pork dishes to assure the public that it is safe to eat pork following reports on the possible entry of African swine fever (ASF) in the Philippines.
Azurin said the suspects were immediately handcuffed after one of them handed over an estimated one kilogram of suspected shabu to a poseur-buyer carrying a paper bag with PHP2.2 million worth of 'boodle money'.
More than 3,800 luxury cars were imported in the past year, compared with 3,297 in the previous 12 months, said law firm Boodle Hatfield.
Communal dining is best done at a Filipino 'boodle fight' such as that at Dampa restaurant in Deira.
Of the figure, 2,700 senior citizens enjoyed free chicken inasal with rice after the grilling ceremony, while 300 senior citizen association presidents from all barangays joined the boodle fight.
Boodle Fold Farm is located within the park just off Stanneybrook Road, directly opposite Daisy Nook Garden Centre.
Residents here capped the month-long celebration of the Pamulinawen Festival with a 6.5-kilometer long "boodle fight" on Wednesday afternoon.