caboodle

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Etymology[edit]

US slang, mid 19th century, thought to be from "kit and boodle"; "the whole boodle" is attested in the 1830s, and "the whole caboodle" in 1848. Recently resurrected in Fife, Scotland and published in Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals, Steps by Adamson, K. in 2011. [1]

Noun[edit]

caboodle (plural caboodles)

  1. any large collection of things or people

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Steps June 2011, St Helier, Epsom and Sutton Hospitals Newsletter