- something given as a bribe; graft
- the loot taken in a robbery
Origin of boodlefrom Dutch boedel, property, estate
- a. Money, especially counterfeit money.b. Money accepted as a bribe.
- Stolen goods; swag.
- A crowd of people; caboodle.
Origin of boodleDutch boedel estate from Middle Dutch bōdel ; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots.
From Dutch boedel.