From my Apple Dictionary: kaboodle noun variant spelling of caboodle . caboodle |k??bo?dl| (also kaboodle) 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 mid 19th cent.(originally U.S.): perhaps from the phrase kit and boodle, in the same sense (see kit 1 , boodle ).