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Word of the Day - for Toastmasters everywhere
Monday 26th February 2024
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caboodle (noun) ka-BOO-dul

Crowd, collection, everyone, everything.

Neither of her parents were church-goers and her father had so far lapsed from his native Catholicism as to despise and detest 'the whole primitive priestly caboodle', as he called it.

Paul Bryers, The Adultery Department. Amazon

'Friend of mine at Duke had his PhD stolen - all the manuscripts, notes, card indexes, the whole caboodle!'

Robert Barnard, Posthumous Papers. Amazon

Yes, Peggy had arranged a full white wedding fandango; gowns, cake, a country church, cars, guests, the whole £25k caboodle.

Grace Dent, The Guardian, 9 September 2006. Guardian

A hundred years ago, most parents were just grateful to get through the whole child-raising caboodle without any major outbreaks of typhoid, measles or whooping cough.

Jenny Colga, The Guardian, 14 December 2005. Guardian

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