the whole (kit and) caboodle

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the whole (kit and) caboodle

US, informal
: everything there is
  • Her father owned 5 houses and 12 cars, and when he died he left her the whole caboodle.
  • You can buy one of the books every month, or buy the whole kit and caboodle at one time.

Word by Word Definitions

whole play
  1. : free of wound or injury : unhurt

  2. : recovered from a wound or injury : restored

  3. : being healed

  1. : a complete amount or sum : a number, aggregate, or totality lacking no part, member, or element

  2. : something constituting a complex unity : a coherent system or organization of parts fitting or working together as one

  1. : wholly, entirely

  2. : as a complete entity

kit play
  1. : a collection of articles usually for personal use

  2. : a set of tools or implements

  3. : a set of parts to be assembled or worked up

  1. : equip, outfit

  1. : a small narrow violin

  1. : kitten

  2. : a young or undersized fur-bearing animal

caboodle play
  1. : collection, lot


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