Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n.pl. Informal A great amount or number: oodles of fun.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Lots; an unspecified large number, quantity, or amount.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Abundance; a large quantity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a large number or amount

Etymologies

Origin unknown.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Candidates can run against these guys and gain oodles of support — I know Connie had lots of people who quite agreed with her stances on important state issues — but it doesn’t matter, because they’re functionally running for a completely different seat than these guys are perceived to occupy.

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  • N.C., ranch-style house, surrounded by 11,000 research volumes (among them a sizable collection on witchcraft), "oodles" of never-worn dress-up clothes and six cats, who have a suite all to themselves ( "To Fuzzy," reads one book dedication to a passed-away pet, "who smiled at adversity").

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  • Anyway, my theory is this: the kind of holiday shopper you are says oodles about the kind of person you are (that's right people, I said "oodles").

    The Debutante Ball

  • He defended the LNP against Ms Bligh's claim it had no policies, saying he would be releasing "oodles" of policy announcements before next year's election.

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  • Lambert can sing, he does have experience in the theatre, and he has oodles of charisma.

    Adam Lambert wants to act? What should he do? | EW.com

  • Same goes for the return of Amy Winehouse, The Strokes, No Doubt, and oodles of others.

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  • This was also nearly as many years before a gang of buffoons populating the Jersey Shore (which premieres a new season this week and not one cast member still has any sense) would forever equate the state with GTL (gym, tan and laundry) as well as oodles of sex, alcohol and bad dancing.

    Michele Weldon: Happy Good Idea Year

  • Wow,, maybe I need to start giving speeches about nothing~ and make oodles of $$ for doing so!

    Palin: 'Absolutely' more policy speeches to come

  • I fully expect that, despite these clearly planted leaks playing up her supposed love of family and her victimhood, Palin will, in short order, take some sort of conservative pundit gig that will pay her oodles of cash and take her away from her home in Alaska for much of the time ... frank, NC

    Palin ally: 'Life is not happy for her' right now

  • Lin, who is a real point guard, has changed that dynamic, and Chandler is getting oodles of high-percentage baskets, most often in the form of dunks.

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  • "Okay, peanut, take it easy," said Charles. "There's still oodles of time till he gets home."

    - William Steig, The Toy Brother

    September 14, 2008