Caboodle

Caboodle

[kuh-bood-l]
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". 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.

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