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Definition of the noun boodle

What does boodle mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: boodles

  1. informal terms for money
  2. 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

Alternative definition of the noun boodle


  1. Money, especially when acquired or spent illegally or improperly; swag.


"Boodle" is a collection of short stories by Leslie Charteris, first published in the United Kingdom by Hodder and Stoughton in August 1934. This was the thirteenth book to feature the adventures of Simon Templar, alias "The Saint", and the second short story collection featuring the character. The title is taken from the British slang term "boodle" meaning bribery, stolen goods or loot. When first published in the United States by The Crime Club, the unfamiliar-sounding title was changed to The Saint Intervenes, and this title was later applied to future UK editions.

  • language: English Language
  • character: Simon Templar
  • genres: Short story, Mystery
  • released in (81 years ago)


Boodle, or boodler, was a bar-room or street term for money or booty applied by the yellow press to members of the New York Board of Aldermen who were charged with accepting bribes in connection with the granting of a franchise for a street railroad on Broadway. Thereafter, the term came into common use to signify bribery in general and particularly in municipal governments.

Phrases with Boodle

  1. kit and boodle
  2. whole kit and boodle

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Boodle

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Google previewMcClure's Magazine (1904)

Boodle is the Republican candidate for alderman and Mr. Shanks is the Democratic candidate and we want to carry the precinct for the Westport Consolidated Traction Company. First, we weigh the candidates. We find that ...

Google previewCulture of Corruption (2010)

Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks, and Cronies by Michelle Malkin

Windy City native Jim Tynen explains modern boodle-ism brilliantly: Today the boodle is not graft flowing to the political machine, and then flowing out again. Today the boodle is the money supplied by government, both in terms of its own ...

Google previewA Reader's Guide to Charles Dickens (1998)

by Philip Hobsbaum

Boodle is a slang term for money, especially stolen money; ...

Google previewSafire's Political Dictionary (2008)

by William Safire

boodle Graft; ...

Google previewInternational Dictionary of Banking and Finance (2013)

by John Clark

boodle. 49. bona vacantia Property such as real estate or shares that has no owner and no obvious claimant, e.g. property that remains in the hands of a liquidator after the creditors have been paid. bond Term with three meanings: 1.

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

by Various

Boodle, bōōd′l, n. a crowd, pack—' the whole ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and Unconventional English (2009)

by Tom Dalzell

boodle | book boodle noun 1 profits appropriated quietly, and usually illegally us, isss • Tom ("Sailor") Burke had been the sheriffs "bag man," had delivered $36,000 in payoff money to the sheriffs wife, and had gotten signed receipts for ...

Google previewDictionary of Pseudonyms (2010)

13,000 Assumed Names and Their Origins, 5th ed. by Adrian Room

” George Savage Fitz- Boodle: William Make- peace Thackeray (1811–1863), Eng. novelist. The writer ...

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Scrabble value of B3O1O1D2L1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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