Caboodle


Caboodle

Caboodle is a customizable record keeping system for the web. Caboodle uses the Entity-attribute-value model for data mining and ease-of-use to store information. Caboodle was developed by Swink as a cost effect way for students and researchers to track information for studies, projects, and grants.

Caboodle is derived from the phrase "Kit and Caboodle". [The Phrase Finder - [http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/kit-and-caboodle.html The Whole Kit and Caboodle] ] Kit and caboodle is a phrase that evolved over time. Most recently from the earlier phrase "kit and boodle". Boodle (or Buddle) is an old word, and probably evolved from the Dutch "boedel" meaning a crowd or bunch. "The whole boodle" was heard as long ago as the early 19th century.

Kit is also a time honored word with many meanings, one of which is a collection of tools or possessions that a person might carry with them. "The whole kit" was used by 1785.

Caboodle is essentially a nonsense word, and is perhaps a contraction or rhyme of "kit and boodle".

Stephen Crane's "The Red Badge of Courage" contains it: "Of course it might happen that the hull (whole) kit and boodle might start and run, if any big fighting came first-off." [About.com - [http://classiclit.about.com/library/bl-etexts/scrane/bl-scrane-red-14.htm Chapter 14 The Red Badge of Courage] ]

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  • caboodle — ca*boo dle (k[.a]*b[=oo] d l), n. The whole collection; the entire quantity or number; usually in the phrase {the whole caboodle} or {the whole kit and caboodle}. [Slang, U.S.] Bartlett. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • caboodle — ► NOUN (in phrase the whole caboodle or the whole kit and caboodle) informal ▪ the whole number or quantity of people or things in question. ORIGIN originally US: perhaps from the phrase kit and boodle, in the same sense …   English terms dictionary

  • caboodle — ☆ caboodle [kə bo͞od′ l ] n. [ca , colloq. intens. prefix (< ? Ger ge ) + BOODLE] Informal lot; group [the whole caboodle] …   English World dictionary

  • caboodle — c.1848, see KIT (Cf. kit) …   Etymology dictionary

  • caboodle — /keuh boohd l/, n. Informal. 1. the lot, pack, or crowd: I have no use for the whole caboodle. 2. kit and caboodle. See kit1 (def. 8). [1840 50, Amer.; perh. CA + BOODLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • caboodle — ca|boo|dle [kəˈbu:dl] n [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Probably from boodle crowd, collection, lot (19 20 centuries), from Dutch boedel property ] the whole (kit and) caboodle informal everything ▪ I think it s time to replace the whole caboodle:… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • caboodle — noun (in phr. the whole caboodle or the whole kit and caboodle) informal the whole number or quantity of people or things in question. Origin C19 (orig. US): perh. from the phr. kit and boodle, in the same sense …   English new terms dictionary

  • caboodle — noun the whole (kit and) caboodle informal everything: slash costs by abolishing the whole caboodle: ballot papers, polling booths, even town halls …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • caboodle — noun Etymology: probably from ca (intensive prefix) + boodle Date: circa 1848 collection, lot < sell the whole caboodle > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • caboodle — ca|boo|dle [ kə budl ] noun the whole (kit and) caboodle INFORMAL everything …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English