[ kuh-bood-l ]
/ kəˈbud l /

noun Informal.

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

Idioms for caboodle

    kit and caboodle. kit1(def 10).

Origin of caboodle

1840–50, Americanism; perhaps ca- + boodle Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for caboodle

/ (kəˈbuːdəl) /


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


see whole kit and caboodle.

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