noun(in phrase the whole caboodle or the whole kit and caboodle) informal
- 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.
The caboodle in the expression the whole caboodle or the whole kit and caboodle, meaning ‘the whole lot’, is a mysterious word. The phrase was originally the whole kit, and later the whole kit and boodle. Boodle meant ‘a lot, a crowd’, or ‘money’, and may be connected to Dutch boedel, meaning ‘possessions’. See also kit
Words that rhyme with caboodleboodle, canoodle, doodle, feudal, noodle, poodle, strudel, udal
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