Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who accepts or acquires boodle; one who sells his vote or influence for a bribe, or acquires money fraudulently from the public.
‘Boodle’ refers to ‘money fraudulently obtained in public service,’ and comes from the Dutch ‘boedel,’ estate.
“Did he just bluff with me when he called me a boodler and threw me downstairs in the county convention?”
“The Angel Gabriel would become a boodler under our system of government.”
“It's because you are a fair fighter and not a boodler that we want you at the head of the street department now.”