caboodle

[kuh-bood-l]
noun Informal.
1.
the lot, pack, or crowd: I have no use for the whole caboodle.
Idioms
2.
kit and caboodle. kit1 ( def 10 ).

Origin:
1840–50, Americanism; perhaps ca- + boodle

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caboodle (kəˈbuːdəl)
 
n
informal a lot, bunch, or group (esp in the phrases the whole caboodle, the whole kit and caboodle)
 
[C19: probably contraction of kit1 and boodle]

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caboodle
c.1848, see kit.
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caboodle

see whole kit and caboodle.

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Example sentences
First, the whole caboodle is more economical than using throw-away rockets.
Not the whole kit and caboodle, but a step in the right direction.
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