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caboodle

[kuh-bood-l] /kəˈbud 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
1840-1850
1840-50, Americanism; perhaps ca- + boodle
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  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for caboodle

caboodle

/kəˈbuːdəl/
noun
1.
(informal) a lot, bunch, or group (esp in the phrases the whole caboodle, the whole kit and caboodle)
Word Origin
C19: probably contraction of kit1 and boodle
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Word Origin and History for caboodle
n.

c.1848, see kit.

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Slang definitions & phrases for caboodle

caboodle

noun

A totality; discrete unit; boodle: Keep the whole caboodle

Related Terms

kit and caboodle

[1840+; perhaps fr boodle]


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Idioms and Phrases with caboodle

caboodle

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