boodle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n 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
    • n boodle informal terms for money
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Boodle Money given in payment for votes or political influence; bribe money; swag.
    • Boodle The whole collection or lot; caboodle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n boodle Crowd; pack; lot: in a contemptuous sense, especially in the phrase the whole kit and boodle.
    • n boodle Money fraudulently obtained in public service; especially, money given to or received by officials in bribery, or gained by collusive contracts, appointments, etc.; by extension, gain from public cheating of any kind: often used attributively.
    • n boodle Counterfeit money.
    • n boodle A blockhead; a noodle.
    • n boodle An old English name for the corn-marigold, Chrysanthemum segetum. Also written buddle.
    • n boodle Same as newmarket, 1.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Boodle bōōd′l a crowd, pack—'the whole boodle:' stock-in-trade, capital.
    • n Boodle bōōd′l (slang) a stupid noodle.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Origin uncertain

Usage

In literature:

My skill as a tattooer is worth half the boodle.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume X (of X)" by Various
I'd like to kill the whole boodle on 'em, after what they've did, consarn thar picters!
"Hope and Have" by Oliver Optic
Unfortunately for me I was not born of the masses, as the royal knights of labor are now called by the American aristocrats of boodle.
"Frank Merriwell's Son" by Burt L. Standish
Such being the tie of a common sentiment, it is not surprising that the Americans are universally accustomed to graft and boodle.
"American Sketches" by Charles Whibley
I'll wager the girl who skipped with your stolen boodle has a sense of humor.
"The Madness of May" by Meredith Nicholson
She collected the boodle from all twelve.
"Marge Askinforit" by Barry Pain
I wish Boodle could put mine on like hers.
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
If the voter is a boodler, he will countenance boodling.
"A Spoil of Office" by Hamlin Garland
And as the boodle ran low, the cloven hoof began to show, and the brute became downright insolent.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
I'll land your party on the coast in return for the boodle.
"Hurricane Island" by H. B. Marriott Watson
The Fitz-Boodle Papers (including Men's Wives), and various Articles.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
Accordingly I went to Boodle's, where I found him, and he immediately began his case.
"The Greville Memoirs" by Charles C. F. Greville
Surely you had not recognised the phrase about boodle?
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
It's not a bonanza, but there's boodle in it; and we'll try it on.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 13 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
I'm goin' to light right out o' here, Victor, an' the boodle's goin' wi' me.
"In the Brooding Wild" by Ridgwell Cullum
White's, Brooks's, Arthur's, Boodle's.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
Pray remember us all to yourself, Mrs. Boodle, and the rest of your house.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The betting was on the Corrigan pair, while Azra's few friends put up their boodle freely.
"History of the Kentucky Derby, 1875-1921" by John Lawrence O'Connor
The other was a very nice chap who had blood, brains, and boodle.
"H. R." by Edwin Lefevre
Another tramp was riding the brake beams and saw the robbers make off in the nearby woods with their boodle.
"The Auto Boys' Vacation" by James A. Braden
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In poetry:

Mr. Boodle led a party that was Liberal - or Tory -
(Just according to your view-point) - and it represented those
Christened (by immersion) Percy, whose hot socks proclaimed their glory;
And its policy was such as you may readily supose.
"Git-Yer-Gun" by C J Dennis
The Democratic Party (Bill by name) supported Foodle -
For such was the convention with this quaint old Party Plan -
While the Tories fought like fury to promote the cause of Boodle,
And, of course, the crowd named Percy voted for him to a man.
"Git-Yer-Gun" by C J Dennis
Boodle battled strenuously, on his rival's ground encroaching;
Fearlessly the Foodle faction sneaked the other Party's views;
Full of fight were both opponents; the elections were approaching;
And upon mere Public Business none had any time to lose.
"Git-Yer-Gun" by C J Dennis

In news:

John Bolda owns Boodles Restaurant in Wilmington.
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