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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.]


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]


(kəˈbud l)

Informal. the lot, pack, or crowd: Get rid of the whole caboodle.
[1840–50, Amer.]


 U. S. Slang, the whole amount; the lot, usually in (the whole) kit and caboodle.
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


[kəˈbuːdl] N the whole (kit and) caboodletodo el rollo, toda la pesca


n (inf) the whole (kit and) caboodledas ganze Zeug(s) (inf), → der ganze Kram (inf)


[kəˈbuːdl] n (fam) the whole caboodlebaracca e burattini
References in classic literature ?
"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."
The festival runs from 12 noon each day with live music each day, starting on the Saturday with The Whole Caboodle and The Delray Rockets.
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Among his topics are belief to die for, believing what we learn and feel, thinking and believing, in the garden of belief, not quite in our right minds, belief and well-being, folk remedies and alternative medicine, the god engine, things that go bump in the night, a caboodle of strange beliefs, and a firewall to folly.
The Summit Refuge is dual trekking pole supported so the whole kit and caboodle weighs less than two pounds!
Nicky attracted enough sponsors and the book was published, by independent publishers Caboodle Books.
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.
If you are serious about making your child's play time one of learning and development along with all the fun, Caboodle should be your first choice.