ca·​boo·​dle | \ kə-ˈbü-dᵊl How to pronounce caboodle (audio) \

Definition of caboodle

: collection, lot sell the whole caboodle

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Not always in so many words — and that wasn't the whole kit and caboodle of advice. Hailey Branson-potts,, "At a church security seminar: Guns, God and 'get those heads up' when you pray," 22 May 2018 The voice, the eyes, the whole kit-and-caboodle of Cher was just beautiful. Drew Magary, GQ, "Pierce Brosnan Has Found Beauty and Inspiration During Our Helltimes," 16 May 2018 The price for the whole kit and caboodle is $13,800 on top of the cost of a donor truck. Fox News, "Roush Performance Ford F-250 is a 'super' tow truck," 23 Apr. 2018 In team sports, each member splits the winnings evenly, but individuals get the whole kit and caboodle. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "How Much Do American Olympians Really Get Paid?," 9 Feb. 2018 Some razzmatazz that’s suitable for the whole family — kids, oldsters, the whole kit and caboodle. Chris Jones,, "What Chicago show should I see now for the holidays?," 14 Dec. 2017 Disassembled and stashed, the whole kit and caboodle is a portable 13 inches by 7 inches by 1.5-inches thick, and weighs about 4 pounds. Judi Dash,, "Gadget Guru: Adventure Mate 5-in-1 Outdoor Multi-Tool," 15 Sep. 2017 This will help the bottom of the omelet finish cooking (translation: easier rolling) without running the risk of overcooking the whole caboodle. Bon Appétit, Bon Appetit, "How to Make a Custardy French Omelet," 27 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of caboodle

1848, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for caboodle

probably from ca- (intensive prefix) + boodle

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