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† boodge, n.

Origin: Apparently a variant or alteration of another lexical item. Etymon: bouge n.1
Etymology: Apparently a variant of bouge n.1
Obsolete. rare.

  A compartment attached to the rear of the body of a carriage in which parcels, walking sticks, and other items can be carried.

1794   W. Felton Treat. Carriages I. 33   The sword case, so called from its length and convenience for carrying swords or sticks,..is sometimes called a boodge; the ends are made of thick boards.

1794—1794(Hide quotations)


This entry has been updated (OED Third Edition, September 2018).