AskDefine | Define oodles

Dictionary Definition

oodles n : a large number or amount; "made lots of new friends"; "she amassed a mountain of newspapers" [syn: tons, dozens, heaps, lots, mountain, piles, scores, stacks, loads, rafts, slews, wads, gobs, scads, lashings]

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  • /"ud(@)lz/ (US)


  1. Lots; an unspecified large number, quantity, or amount.
    I just met him yesterday, and I can already think of oodles of stuff I want to tell him about.


Extensive Definition

Oodles was a fictional character in the long-running comic strip Dick Tracy.
Oodles was first introduced as a 467-pound criminal who killed a man named Vulcan at his wife's orders, in exchange for $1000 a month. When Tracy discovers the body 20 years later, it brings the heat on her, and so she tries to cut Oodles' payments off. He retaliates by killing her.
Soon Tracy is after Oodles, who hides out at gangster Nothing Yonson's night club. Tracy interrogates Nothing about Oodles' whereabouts, but the hoodlum refuses to give up his cohort. Tracy receives from Nothing's photographer, Lizz. Oodles finds out, so he has Nothing's man, Joe Period, rough her up.
In retaliation, Lizz and her husband Jimmy help Tracy find Oodles at Nothing's private cabin. Oodles' gang is arrested and Oodles himself is killed when he tries to use his pen gun on Tracy.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

batch, considerable, deal, gobs, good deal, great deal, heap, heaps, jillion, lashings, loads, lot, lots, mess, million, mint, pack, peck, pile, piles, pot, quantities, quite a little, raft, rafts, scads, sight, slew, slews, spate, stack, stacks, thousand, tidy sum, trillion, wad, wads, whole slew
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