from The 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.
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.
‘Boodle’ refers to ‘money fraudulently obtained in public service,’ and comes from the Dutch ‘boedel,’ estate.