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catchall

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noun, often attributive catch·all \ˈkach-ˌȯl, ˈkech-\

Simple Definition of catchall

  • : something that holds or includes many different things

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of catchall

  1. :  something that holds or includes odds and ends or a wide variety of things <a catchall tray> <dyspepsia is a catchall term for stomach discomfort>

Examples of catchall in a sentence

  1. They used the drawer as a catchall for kitchen items.

  2. The arts is a catchall for a variety of activities from painting to music.



1838

First Known Use of catchall

1838


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