Definition of caboodle in English:


Syllabification: ca·boo·dle
Pronunciation: /kəˈbo͞odl
(also kaboodle)


(in phrase the whole caboodle or the whole kit and caboodle) • informal
  • The whole number or quantity of people or things in question.
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    • Ah yes, I love cartoons, animation, the whole kit and caboodle.
    • Yes, it's a truly woeful collection that for some reason my mother decided to ship over to me here, the whole kit and caboodle.
    • The first floor is accessory heaven, bags, sunglasses, scarves, the whole kit and caboodle.


mid 19th century (originally US): perhaps from the phrase kit and boodle, in the same sense (see kit1, boodle).

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