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Kaboodle is a spelling derivation of the English word "caboodle", meaning a group, bunch, lot, pack, or collection of things or people.[1] Caboodle is further derived from boodle or booty.[2]

This spelling of "kaboodle" has come into popular usage in culture and commerce, often found as part of the idiomatic expression "the whole kit and caboodle", which can be loosely interpreted to mean "everything and more".[3]

In popular culture[edit]


  1. ^ "Caboodle". Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. Retrieved May 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Whole kit and kaboodle". World Wide Words. April 10, 1999. Retrieved May 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ "kaboodle - Idioms - by the Free Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia". Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. idioms.thefreedictionary.com. 2006. Retrieved May 16, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Peanuts Comic Strip, June 13, 1974, on GoComics.com". www.gocomics.com. Retrieved Sep 16, 2012.