caboodle

[ kuh-bood-l ]
/ kəˈbud l /

noun Informal.

the lot, pack, or crowd: I have no use for the whole caboodle.

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Idioms for caboodle

    kit and caboodle, Informal. kit1 (def. 10).

Origin of caboodle

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50; perhaps ca- + boodle
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British Dictionary definitions for caboodle

caboodle
/ (kəˈbuːdəl) /

noun

informal a lot, bunch, or group (esp in the phrases the whole caboodle, the whole kit and caboodle)

Word Origin for caboodle

C19: probably contraction of kit 1 and boodle
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Idioms and Phrases with caboodle

caboodle

see whole kit and caboodle.

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