What is boodle?

  • (noun): 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.
    Synonyms: Michigan, Chicago, Newmarket, stops
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Boodle, or boodler, was a bar-room or street term for money or booty applied by the yellow press (in 1884-1886) 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.

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Anthology (The Clean Album)
... Clean's debut single, Tally Ho!, all five tracks of the Boodle Boodle Boodle EP, and all seven from Great Sounds Great, Good Sounds Good, So-so Sounds So-so, Bad Sounds ...
Boodle (The Saint)
... Boodle is a collection of short stories by Leslie Charteris, first published in the United Kingdom by Hodder and Stoughton in 1934 ... The title is taken from the British slang term "boodle" meaning bribery, stolen goods or loot (it is also a term frequently used by Templar) ... the earlier collection, The Brighter Buccaneer, Boodle consists of stories written by Charteris under contract with the UK magazine Empire News during 1933 ...
Boodle's - In Fiction
... Ian Fleming is said to have based the Blades Club from his James Bond novels on Boodle's ... However, Boodle's itself is referenced in the novel Moonraker and You Only Live Twice ... George Hysteron-Proteron, said to be a member of Boodle's, a real-life member wrote in 1944 "I see the author mentions Boodle's ...
Boodle Boodle Boodle
... Boodle Boodle Boodle is a 12" EP by New Zealand band The Clean ... Released by Flying Nun Records in 1981, it is one of the more important releases in the Dunedin Sound genre ...

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