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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
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Meanwhile, the PCC will next host the Kaboodle three-cock derby on May 25, followed by the Sentenciador four-cock derby on June 1, the Ace and Marie three-cock derby on June 8 and the NML San Luis four-cock derby on June 15.