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Related to caboodle: kit and caboodle


n. Informal
1. The lot, group, or bunch: donated the whole caboodle.
2. A crowd or collection of people.

[Alteration of boodle.]
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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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(kəˈbud l)

Informal. the lot, pack, or crowd: Get rid of the whole caboodle.
[1840–50, Amer.]
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 U. S. Slang, the whole amount; the lot, usually in (the whole) kit and caboodle.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.caboodle - any collection in its entirety; "she bought the whole caboodle"
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
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[kəˈbuːdl] N the whole (kit and) caboodletodo el rollo, toda la pesca
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n (inf) the whole (kit and) caboodledas ganze Zeug(s) (inf), → der ganze Kram (inf)
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[kəˈbuːdl] n (fam) the whole caboodlebaracca e burattini
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"Huh," was Billy's comment, as he went over the mite's wardrobe and came back to center on the little knit shirts, "they look more like a real kid than the whole kit an' caboodle. Why, I can see him in them regular manshirts."
And no more schnapps, mind, until we're clear of the whole kit and caboodle."
"I'm going to do two things: first, weigh my sack; and second, bet it that after you-all have lifted clean from the floor all the sacks of flour you-all are able, I'll put on two more sacks and lift the whole caboodle clean."
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But as the camera moves ahead of the convoy we see a wire tow rope - and the whole caboodle is being towed along by a man on roller skates.
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