Definition of "boodle" [boo•dle]

  • Money, especially counterfeit money. (noun)
  • Money accepted as a bribe. (noun)
  • Slang Stolen goods; swag. (noun)
  • Slang A crowd of people; caboodle. (noun)

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Use "boodle" in a sentence
  • "In the mean time the governor had heard the whisper of "boodle" -- a word of the day expressive of a corrupt legislative fund."
  • "We are now known as the boodle or boondoggle city."
  • "Leaving her, I went to our rendezvous, near Broadway and Astor place, where I found Irving, who handed me over his "boodle" (as he termed it), remarking confidentially that I was to give him on my return his share into his own hands; and, singularly enough, each of the others did precisely the same thing."