boodle boodle  /ˈbu dəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) informal terms for money
  2. (n) 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

Usage(s):

  1. The traveler is handed an envelope containing the boodle: as much as $500 in French francs.
  2. For most of the world's bassos, Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov is operatic boodle, and they will go to considerable lengths to sing it in public.
  3. Not all this boodle can have come from people who agree with his populist-lefty agenda.

News

  • Three cool coupes and compact SUVs, in Frankfurt

    FRANKFURT -- The Frankfurt auto show was good news for automotive enthusiasts, as it played host to the debuts of three new coupes and a boodle of compact SUVs. The best cars in the world have been coupes, and for good reason. The format allows breathtaking design and sporty handling. Compact SUVs, a new segment, are cool, too. They tend to be nimble, but offer utility and comfort. Judging from ...
    on September 13, 2013     Source: CNET

Quotes

  1. "During Fine's reign, racketeering in Luzerne County has turned into a big business," alleged Kunkel. "There is a take of about a million dollars a year with a certain percentage going into a boodle chest controlled by Fine's political...
    on Oct 21, 2007 By: John C. Kunkel Source: Wilkes Barre Citizen's Voice

  2. "I did not know how this ordinance was passed," Darrow explained. "I however know enough about municipal affairs to believe it was passed for boodle like every ordinance granting valuable privileges in this city."
    on Dec 10, 2008 By: Clarence Darrow Source: U.S. News & World Report

  3. "The worst thing you could do was run from Other Streeters," Marx wrote. "I learned never to leave my block without some kind of a boodle in my pocket--a dead tennis ball, an empty thread spool, a penny, anything."
    on Sep 4, 2004 By: Karl Marx Source: The Weekly Standard

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